Who was Anders Lassen?

Introduction Anders Frederik Emil Victor Schau Lassen, VC, MC & Two Bars (22 September 1920 to 09 April 1945) was a highly decorated Danish soldier, who was the only non-Commonwealth recipient of the British Victoria Cross in the Second World War. He was posthumously awarded the United Kingdom’s highest gallantry award for his actions during… Read More

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Who was Charles William Train?

Introduction Charles William Train VC (21 September 1890 to 28 March 1965) was an English born recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest British honour awarded for gallantry in the presence of the enemy. It was awarded in the First World War to British and Dominion forces and the Indian Army. Background He was 27… Read More

Who was Colin Fraser Barron?

Introduction Colin Fraser Barron VC (20 September 1893 to 15 August 1958) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Background He was born at Boyndie, Banffshire, Scotland, a son of Margaret… Read More

Who was Guy Gibson?

Introduction Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson, VC, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar (12 August 1918 to 19 September 1944) was a distinguished bomber pilot in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He was the first Commanding Officer of No. 617 Squadron, which he led in the “Dam Busters” raid in 1943,… Read More

Who was Alfred Carpenter?

Introduction Vice-Admiral Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, VC (17 September 1881 to 27 December 1955) was a Royal Navy officer who was selected by his fellow officers and men to receive the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth… Read More

Who was Herbert Jones?

Introduction Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Jones, VC, OBE (14 May 1940 to 28 May 1982), known as H. Jones, was a British Army officer and posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC). He was awarded the VC after being killed in action during the Battle of Goose Green for his actions as commanding officer of the… Read More

A Good Leader is…

“In a few words, a good leader is someone whom people will follow through thick and thin, in good times and in bad, because they have confidence in him as a person, in his ability and his knowledge of his job, perhaps because he looks the part, and also because his men know that they… Read More