Aussie VC imminent

#2
Good drills that man but isn't it about time the Republic of Australia created their own awards ? Perhaps made from the metal of some Taliban rocket launcher ?

And a second one so soon ? There'll be no bronze left for British troops awarded the VC :)

D_B
 
#3
Well done Bruce.

It's just a pity that the news paper editor couldn't have taken a bit more time or made a bit more effort when proof reading the article though..

Victoria CRoss

One outstanding act of selflessness by the soldier to one of laziness by the news paper..
 
#4
Good drills that man but isn't it about time the Republic of Australia created their own awards ? Perhaps made from the metal of some Taliban rocket launcher ?

And a second one so soon ? There'll be no bronze left for British troops awarded the VC :)

D_B
They have already created their own awards. This guy was awarded the "Victoria Cross for Australia" which is a completely separate
award from the British award. The fact that the medal is identical to the British one; cast from the same chinese cannons (prob chinese) by Hancocks is immaterial !!!
 
#5
They have already created their own awards. This guy was awarded the "Victoria Cross for Australia" which is a completely separate
award from the British award. The fact that the medal is identical to the British one; cast from the same chinese cannons (prob chinese) by Hancocks is immaterial !!!
IIRC New Zeeland, and Canada have their own VC as well, just Canada's has 'Pour Valour' on it.
 
#7
Surely VC's are all from the Russian Crimean War cannon?
 
#8
I never knew that Aus,NZ etc had there own I thought a VC was a VC
 
#9
Surely VC's are all from the Russian Crimean War cannon?
I thought so too, have to do some googling.

Are all ghurka kukri's forged from landrover suspension springs?? urban legend.
 
#11
I thought so too, have to do some googling.

Are all ghurka kukri's forged from landrover suspension springs?? urban legend.
I believe that is urban legend but I know that the Philippino Bolo [shaped like a kukri] is made from car springs and is a very durable, robust BFO knife and IMHO preferable as a jungle survival choice.
 
#14
Well done that man to earn a VC, balls of steel.
 
#16
I thought so too, have to do some googling.

Are all ghurka kukri's forged from landrover suspension springs?? urban legend.
No they are made from old railway lines at Dharan in Nepal in a shack with a wriggly tin roof and no sides - open charcoal fires..a lump of metal as an anvil and all made by hand, buffalo horn handles and brass units to clip it all together, those accepted get the MOD mark on them, those not accepted you can buy in the Bazaars etc in Kathmandu. Used to watch them being made each time I visited that part of the cantonement.
 
#17
No they are made from old railway lines at Dharan in Nepal in a shack with a wriggly tin roof and no sides - open charcoal fires..a lump of metal as an anvil and all made by hand, buffalo horn handles and brass units to clip it all together, those accepted get the MOD mark on them, those not accepted you can buy in the Bazaars etc in Kathmandu. Used to watch them being made each time I visited that part of the cantonement.
In which case they are more than likely made of good West Cumbrian steel from Workington!
Pretty much all rail track in that part of the world came from the rolling mill in Workington. Exceptionally good steel.
 
#18
In which case they are more than likely made of good West Cumbrian steel from Workington!
Pretty much all rail track in that part of the world came from the rolling mill in Workington. Exceptionally good steel.
Probably the same steel as the balls of the auzzie that has just been decorated!!
 
#19
Well done Bruce.

It's just a pity that the news paper editor couldn't have taken a bit more time or made a bit more effort when proof reading the article though..

Victoria CRoss

One outstanding act of selflessness by the soldier to one of laziness by the news paper..
Hyperbole. On checking the link there's no problem. What's your proof reading like?

Your outrage dinky toy bus stays parked..."The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it" eh? Hmm...
 
#20
It was from the cascabels on the cannons from Sebastopol in the crimean war.
Def Chinese.....

From Hancocks of London (who make the things...)

"The bronze from which all Victoria Crosses are made is supplied from the Central Ordnance Depot, Donnington and all the Crosses made throughout this century have been made from the same source of metal. This was taken from captured enemy cannon.

When more Crosses are required Hancocks request a supply of metal and this is then delivered to them by COD Donnington.

In fact, the metal is of Chinese origin and not Russian as if often stated. The medal is engraved with both the name of the recipient and the date of the action for which the medal is awarded. "

The Victoria Cross metal and manufacture, by Hancocks Jewellers, the antique jewelry and silverware specialists
 
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