Canada & the Victoria Cross

Valour To The End: Part 18 of 18

ILLUSTRATIONS: SHARIF TARABAY Clockwise from top left: Victoria Cross recipients David Vivian Currie, Aubrey Cosens, Frederick Albert Tilston and Frederick George Topham. During the World War II campaign in Northwest Europe, which lasted from D-Day, June 6, 1944, until the German surrender in May 1945, four Canadian soldiers–David Vivian Currie, Aubrey Cosens, Frederick Albert...
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    The Airmen of ’44: Part 17 of 18

    September 1, 2006 by Arthur Bishop
    ILLUSTRATIONs: Sharif Tarabay From top: Victoria Cross recipients Andrew Charles Mynarski, David Ernest Hornell, and Ian Willoughby Bazalgette. All three Canadian airmen awarded the Victoria Cross in World War II were cited for their valour within two months of each other during the summer of...
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    Three In Italy: Part 16 of 18

    July 1, 2006 by Arthur Bishop
    ILLUSTRATIONS: Sharif Tarabay From top: Victoria Cross recipients Paul Triquet, John Keefer Mahony and Ernest Alvia Smokey Smith. As a result of the Allied conquest of Sicily in July and August 1943, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was overthrown. Although the new Italian government surrendered on...
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    Hong Kong, Dieppe And Burma: Part 15 of 18

    May 1, 2006 by Arthur Bishop
    ILLUSTRATIONs: Sharif Tarabay Clockwise from top left: Victoria Cross recipients John Robert Osborn, Charles Ferguson Hoey, Charles Cecil Merritt and John Weir Foote. In addition to the Victoria Cross earned by Hammy Gray just days before World War II ended (Valour In The Navy, March/April),...
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    Valour In The Navy: Part 14 of 18

    March 1, 2006 by Arthur Bishop
    ILLUSTRATIONS: Sharif Tarabay From top: Victoria Cross recipients Rowland Richard Louis Bourke, Robert Hampton Gray and Frederick Thornton Peters. All three Canadian naval recipients of the Victoria Cross earned the decoration while serving with the Royal Navy. One was for bravery in World War I,...
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    Securing Victory: Part 13 of 18

    January 1, 2006 by Arthur Bishop
    ILLUSTRATIONS: SHARIF TARABAY Top row from left: Victoria Cross recipients George Fraser Kerr, Graham Thomson Lyall and Milton Gregg; Middle row from left: Samuel Lewis Honey, John MacGregor and William Merrifield; Bottom row from left: Wallace Lloyd Algie, Coulson Norman Mitchell, Thomas Ricketts and Hugh...
  • The Magnificent Seven: Part 12 of 18

    November 1, 2005 by Arthur Bishop
    ILLUSTRATIONS: SHARIF TARABAY Clockwise from top left: Victoria Cross recipients Claude Nunney, William Metcalf, Arthur Knight, John Young, Walter Rayfield, Bellenden Hutcheson and Cyrus Wesley Peck. Sept. 2, 1918, stands out as a red-letter day for Canada and the Victoria Cross. On that date, seven...
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