Monday 4 July 2011 by Carlie Walker.
Bryant’s Diary: Friday 4th, Saturday 5th July 1941 Just the usual hospital routine, a pretty rapid improvement as a result. Cosgriff’s Diary: Friday 4th July 1941 Fair night – undisturbed. Missa Tempore Belli [Mass in Time of War]. After communion to the Beach but I did not see very many. Roast beef for tea tonight even on Friday. Mail expected today but did not arrive. Planes fly very low over the beach – honed …
Thursday 22 January 2009 by Nick Fletcher. 20 comments
Victoria Cross, the highest award for bravery in time of war The Victoria Cross was instituted by Queen Victoria's Royal warrant in 1856, and the first examples were presented by her in June 1857. These first 62 awards were retrospective, for gallant actions by sailors and soldiers during the Crimean War of 1854-56. Throughout its life, the Cross has been manufactured by Hancocks and Co, Jewellers of London. …
Thursday 22 January 2009 by Nick Fletcher. 6 comments
Trooper Donaldson VC with the Director of the Australian War Memorial, Major General Steve Gower In a ceremony this morning, Trooper Mark Donaldson VC loaned his newly awarded medal to the Australian War Memorial for public display. Trooper Donaldson, who on Friday became the first Australian serviceman in almost 40 years to be awarded the famous medal, is also the first to receive it under the title of 'The Victoria …