- What is the highest award for a civilian?
- Is the George Cross still awarded?
- What is the highest military Honour that can be awarded in the UK?
- What is the difference between the George Cross and the George Medal?
- Will NHS staff get an actual George Cross medal?
- Will all NHS staff get George Cross medal?
What is the highest award for a civilian?
The Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal are the highest civilian awards of the United States.
Is the George Cross still awarded?
In the UK honours system, the George Cross is equal in stature to the Victoria Cross, the highest military gallantry award….
|Established||24 September 1940|
|Last awarded||16 June 2017 (gazetted)|
|Total||409 (including 3 collective awards)|
What is the highest military Honour that can be awarded in the UK?
The Victoria Cross
The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest and most prestigious award of the British honours system. It is awarded for valour “in the presence of the enemy” to members of the British Armed Forces. It may be awarded posthumously.
What is the difference between the George Cross and the George Medal?
The George Medal, instituted at the same time as the George Cross, is analogous to it but is awarded for services not quite so outstanding as those which merit the George Cross. Recipients of this medal can add G.M. after their names.
Will NHS staff get an actual George Cross medal?
The Queen has awarded the George Cross to the National Health Services of the UK and thanked all NHS staff for their “courage, compassion and dedication”. This award recognises all NHS staff, past and present, across all disciplines and all four nations.
Will all NHS staff get George Cross medal?
The award recognises “all NHS staff, past and present, across all disciplines and all four nations” The award to the NHS marks only the third occasion on which the George Cross, which may be awarded posthumously, has been awarded to a collective body, country or organisation, rather than an individual.