Alfred the Great, was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred is noted for his defence of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of southern England against the Vikings, becoming the only English king to be accorded the epithet “the Great”. Alfred was the first King of the West Saxons to style himself “King of the Anglo-Saxons”.

Alfred the Great, England’s Strong and Righteous Ruler

Alfred the Great, was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred is noted for his defence of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of southern England against the Vikings, becoming the only English king to be accorded the epithet “the Great”. Alfred was the first King of the West Saxons to style himself “King of the Anglo-Saxons”.

Walter Ernest Brown VC - Walter Brown (VC) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Walter Ernest Brown VC - Walter Brown (VC) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Henry Tandey, VC, DCM, MM (30 August 1891 – 20 December 1977) was an English 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. He was the most highly decorated British private of the First World War.

Henry Tandey, VC, DCM, MM (30 August 1891 – 20 December 1977) was an English 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. He was the most highly decorated British private of the First World War.

P02939.039 | Australian War Memorial Arthur Hall

P02939.039 | Australian War Memorial Arthur Hall

Thomas Currie "Diver" Derrick, VC,DCM 20 March 1914 – 24 May 1945 was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross. In November 1943 during WWll Derrick was awarded the Victoria Cross for his assault on a heavily defended Japanese position at Sattelberg,New Guinea.During the engagement, he scaled a cliff face while under heavy fire and silenced seven machine gun posts, before leading his platoon in a charge that destroyed a further three.

Thomas Currie "Diver" Derrick, VC,DCM 20 March 1914 – 24 May 1945 was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross. In November 1943 during WWll Derrick was awarded the Victoria Cross for his assault on a heavily defended Japanese position at Sattelberg,New Guinea.During the engagement, he scaled a cliff face while under heavy fire and silenced seven machine gun posts, before leading his platoon in a charge that destroyed a further three.

Tul Bahadur Pun was awarded the Victoria Cross during WW2 while serving with the 6th Gurkha Rifles in Burma.

Tul Bahadur Pun was awarded the Victoria Cross during WW2 while serving with the 6th Gurkha Rifles in Burma.

P02939.006 | Australian War Memorial John Hamilton

P02939.006 | Australian War Memorial John Hamilton

Corporal Mark Donaldson VC

Charles and Camilla honour Victoria and George Cross heroes at remembrance ceremony

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Bernard Sidney Gordon.jpg

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