The fictional detective inspector William E. "Jack" Frost in the novels of R. D. Wingfield is a recipient of the George Cross, which sometimes serves as a plot element in allowing him to get away with actions that would otherwise have landed him in trouble.. See also. In 1971, recipients of the Albert Medal could also exchange this for a George Cross. Awarded George Cross, gazetted 27 December 1940. Mr. Beaton received the George Cross after saving Princess Anne from a kidnap attempt in 1974. Muster of George Cross And George Medal Recipients To Commemorate The 75th Anniversary Of The Medal's Institution LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Recipients of the George Cross, and George Medal including Lisa Potts gathered to mark the 75th anniversary of the medals' creation, at Royal Hospital Chelsea on September 24, 2015 in London, England. Recipients of the George Cross, and George Medal including Lisa Potts gathered to mark the 75th anniversary of the medals' creation, at Royal Hospital Chelsea on September 24, 2015 in London,... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images The decoration, in the form of a silver cross, bears a representation of Saint George slaying the dragon and the words "For Gallantry." On the front is an image of St. George fighting the dragon surrounded by the inscription 'For Gallantry', on the reverse are engraved the name of the recipient and the date of the award. The George Cross (GC) is the highest civil decoration for heroism in the United Kingdom, a status it also holds, or has held, in several countries comprising the Commonwealth of Nations. 17 … The George Cross, the second highest Commonwealth decoration, has been awarded to eight Canadians and one non-Canadian serving in a Canadian military unit. NEWS - Sadly two GCs passed away during 2020 Henry Flintoff and Awang Anak Raweng. The George Cross was created on 24 September 1940. However, a fair amount of new material has come my way and will be included in the combined edition. The George Cross recognises acts of extreme bravery carried out in peacetime when facing the perils of ordinary life and in wartime away from the heat of battle. It is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all recipients. George Cross Second highest award of the United Kingdom honours system awarded "for acts of the greatest heroism or for most conspicuous courage in circumstance of extreme danger", not in the presence of the enemy, to members of the British armed forces and to British civilians. Wikimedia Commons has media related to George Cross recipients. The various lockdowns instead of being a spur to completing the compilation of the entire set of my books has in fact been a deterent. Also later received George Medal. George Cross in literature and the arts. The badge is made of silver. George Cross Recipients. The George Cross. George Cross; Victoria Cross; List of living George Cross recipients The London Gazette - The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the GEORGE CROSS for great gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty to: Temporary Lieutenant Robert Selby Armitage R.N.V.R. : This is a category listing, which serves as an index of existing Wikipedia articles about recipients of the George Cross.