Time it takes for a VC to be awarded

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  1. PM-88

    PM-88 Old-Salt

    How long does it take for the recomendation for a VC to get through the "system" and be awarded/confrimed?

    Johnson Beharry was awarded his VC a year after his action, Bill Apiata 3 years, it just seems to me that 1-3 years is quite a while for a citation to be approved. Does anyone know the reason why? I know the VC isn't your ordinary type of medal, but I am just curious...

    Thanks for any helpful replies,

  2. sandy_boots

    sandy_boots War Hero

    It could take 28 years. The action for which Lieutenants Melville and Coghill won their VCs took place on 22nd January 1879. The VCs were awarded in 1907.
  3. monkeyspanker

    monkeyspanker War Hero

    Who cares!

    Politically awarded bling.
  4. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP RIP

    A rather arrogant assertion, on what do you base this?
  5. guards1231

    guards1231 Swinger

    Monkey spanker,
    I think you will find that quite a few of us care!
    If you knew your regimental history and read up on what some of the guys have done to win the VC I think you will find they saved many lives.
    And as to calling it "bling" thats just silly
  6. theslayerofmen

    theslayerofmen Old-Salt

    "Who cares!

    Politically awarded bling".

  7. BB51

    BB51 Old-Salt

    You are a C0CK.
  8. yeah pvt beharry only got it cause he was black :roll:
    you kunt same as the leader of the bnp who implied the same thing though he was too yellow to actually say it.
  9. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP RIP

    I fear monkeyspanker is just a chav who wouldn't front up to a girl so doesn't understand the meaning of courage.

    His comment pretty much means anything he says in the future will carry the weight of a feather.

    Inadequate pikey scumbag. Fcuking bling indeed.
  10. PM-88

    PM-88 Old-Salt

    Monkey Spanker, this topic was not meant for you to critisize and diminish the highest gallantry award in the Commonwealth.

    ...and a VC being "bling"?? haha...what are you on about?


    Peter :p
  11. Idi Amin got his the moment he thought he dererved one :)
  12. You're a bit of a cunt old boy.
  13. Actually, that was the "Victorious Cross"

    and his CBE was "Conqueror of the British Empire"

    Fat gold encrusted cunt.
  14. great sense of humour though
  15. mucus

    mucus LE

    Knobber. :evil: :roll: