• Short Summary

    ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY OF THE BRAVEST MEN AND WOMEN OF THE COMMONWEALTH TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED THE CHELSEA BARRACKS IN LONDON AND HAD AN AUDIENCE WITH QUEEN ELIZABETH AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.

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    ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY OF THE BRAVEST MEN AND WOMEN OF THE COMMONWEALTH TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED THE CHELSEA BARRACKS IN LONDON AND HAD AN AUDIENCE WITH QUEEN ELIZABETH AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.

    THEY ARE HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS, FOR MILITARY HEROISM, OR THE GEORGE CROSS, THE HIGHEST COMMONWEALTH AWARD FOR CIVILIAN ACTS OF COURAGE. THE MEDAL HOLDERS ARE IN LONDON FOR A REUNION. THEY INCLUDE 113 OF THE SURVIVING 186 VICTORIA MEDAL WINNERS
    THE MEDAL HOLDERS VISITED THE CHELSEA BARRACKS FOR A REUNION LUNCHEON. THEY INCLUDE PEOPLE FROM AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, CANADA, INDIA, MALAYSIA, MALTA, NEW ZEALAND, SOMAILLAND, SUDAN AND THE UNITED STATES.

    THIS AFTERNOON QUEEN ELIZABETH HELD A RECEPTION AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE FOR THE VICTORIA AND GEORGE CROSS HOLDERS.

    COINCIDING WITH TODAY'S ENGAGEMENTS CAME THE RELEASE OF A BOOK RECOUNTING THE EXPLOITS OF SOME OF THE GEORGE CROSS WINNERS. IT HAS BEEN WRITTEN BY BRIGADIER SIR JOHN SMYTH, HIMSELF A VICTORIA CROSS HOLDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE V.C. & G.C. ASSOCIATION. THE BOOK RELATES TALES OF HEROISM IN BOTH WARTIME AND IN PEACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6AME90JWULTY0H9SQA4CM3MJN
    Media URN:
    VLVA6AME90JWULTY0H9SQA4CM3MJN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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