There is no greater courage than to risk
ones life in the defence of others.
In the Australian military, this bravery in the face of the enemy is recognised by the Victoria Cross, and in civilian life and non-combat military situations it had been the Imperial George Cross until the introduction of the uniquely Australian Cross of Valour in 1975.
In the Service of Others: For Valour and Gallantry brings together Australias four living Victoria Cross and sole surviving George Cross recipients each of whom is recorded in history for extraordinary acts of valour and gallantry. They come together for the first time to inspire us all to help our wounded servicemen and women.
With the support of our Victoria Cross
and George Cross recipients, all profits from the sale of this limited
edition collection are being donated to Soldier On for their work in
support of todays servicemen and women who have been physically
and mentally wounded in the service of our country.
Canberra April 17 2013:
Australia's four living Victoria Cross and sole George
Cross recipients came together in support of our wounded warriors.
Click here to see them:
- Launch the In the Service of Others collection of medallions at the AWM;
- Attend the last post ceremony at the AWM; and
- Enjoy an evening with the Australian and New Zealand rugby league teams at Parliament House.
The complete medallion set includes a single replica Victoria Cross and George Cross. The set also includes a certificate of authenticity featuring citations for each of the recipients. Limited to only 1,000 sets.
Each of the individual Victoria Cross and George Cross 'In the Service of Others: For Valour and Gallantry' Special Release medallions comes with a replica Victoria Cross or George Cross. The certificate of authenticity includes the recipient's citation. Only 1,000 of each boxed medallion will be released.
MATCHING NUMBER SETS
Because of the rare nature of this collection a quantity of "matching number" individual medallions are offered collectively in series. Each separately boxed medallion in the series will have the same edition number, e.g. 501/1,000.