"The Dorset Victoria Crosses 1856 - 1940"
05 February 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The VC was introduced on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to honour acts of valour in the face of the enemy by military personnel during the Crimean War, regardless of rank or class. Since then the medal has been awarded 1,358 times to 1,355 individual recipients. Only 15 medals have been awarded since the Second World War. Kevin tells the story of his interest in the award, its background and the tales of nineteen men with a close Dorset connection.
Further information on the speaker still awaited from the Society’s Programme Secretary