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Armed Forces: Medals

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Victoria Crosses have been awarded since its inception.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

1,359 Victoria Crosses (VCs) have been awarded since its inception in 1856, which includes:

three Bars;two VCs of Australia;one VC of New Zealand; andone VC to the US Unknown Warrior.

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