Queen institutes Elizabeth Cross for KIAs.

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  1. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    BFBS is advertising that it is broadcasting a special address to the Armed Forces by Her Majesty at 1300 BST today.

    Available on DAB in the UK and on-line at http://www.bfbs-radio.com/

    No doubt you'll be able to listen again later if you miss it.
  2. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    She has just announced the 'Elizabeth Cross' will be presented to NOK of anyone killed in combat or by terrorism. It will be a memorial scroll and a silver emblem.

    It will be awarded automatically from 1 Aug 09 but will be back dated to 1948.
  3. Having binned BFBS I luckily got a tweet with the info and managed to tune in in time to hear it. The Queen's Cross....... a right and fitting idea for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

    Hang on, just got to re-tune the radio away from Beefers.
  4. Elizabeth Cross.

    For the families of those killed on Operations or as the result of terrorism presented with a scroll and the name of the deceased on the rear. Backdated to 1948.
  5. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Gawd Bless Her Royal Highness!
  6. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Apparently the name was originally Churchill's idea. There is an interesting and somewhat prescient article written by LBdr Restoricks mother in Apr 01
  7. God save the Queen ( and protect our soldiers )
  8. Excellent news!!!
  9. Typical politicians answer to anything to do with the military. The Governments utter contempt for the military has always been there, even as far back as when this medal was first proposed in the 1997. :pissedoff:

    I'll bet when HMQ heard about this proposal, she was 100% behind it. :dance:

    Edited for mong England! 8O
  10. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Well done Ma'am,
    And thank you.
  11. Very nice.
  12. Excellent news. The ultimate sacrifice may be giving your life for your country, but it is family that have to live with that sacrifice.

    It is nice to see that this is recognised and by the Queen instead of a much despised politician.
  13. A good call. I think that we all agree.