Armed Forces: Medals

House of Lords written question – answered on 14 September 2011.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is possible to award either a Victoria Cross or a George Cross without the award being announced.

Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

Any honour granted by the Sovereign to a British subject is normally announced in the London Gazette, although in exceptional circumstances (such as for reasons of security), an award may not be publicised immediately.

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