The Animal Victoria Cross – The Dickin Medal

To date, a select sixty-three animals have won the Dickin Medal, the highest award for animal bravery. For the first time in one book, The Animal … [Read more...]





Falklands Hero – Ian McKay – The last VC of the 20th Century

At the height of the bitter battle for Mount Longdon during the Falklands War , 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment’s assault has stalled in the face of … [Read more...]





Yorkshire VCs

Today the Victoria Cross remains the supreme British award for bravery. It takes precedence over all other awards and decorations. During its … [Read more...]





Deeds of Heroes – The Story of the Distinguished Conduct Medal 1854-1993

For over 100 years the Distinguished Conduct Medal – the DCM – was the second highest medal that could be awarded for gallantry to the other ranks of … [Read more...]





Valour in the Trenches – ‘Bombo’ Pollard VC MC* DCM HAC in The Great War

Alfred Pollard joined the Honourable Artillery Company at Armoury House in the City of London in 1914 aged 21. The HAC is a unique Territorial unit … [Read more...]





Kent VCs

As one might expect from a county with the motto ‘Invicta’ (Unconquered), Kent has produced her fair share of military heroes. Here Roy Ingleton … [Read more...]





Donald Dean VC

'The Germans are here, goodbye!' Those were the words of Victoria Cross hero Donald Dean to his commander as enemy soldiers broke into his trench in … [Read more...]





Captured Memories – Across the Threshold of War

Peter Liddle was a pioneer in the recording of memories of personal experience in the First World War and in the social background of those who lived … [Read more...]