Gold Cross of Zimbabwe

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Gold Cross of Zimbabwe
Country Zimbabwe
Type Military decoration
Awarded for Conspicuous Valour
Description A metal cross with a four pointed star on it, and the traditional Zimbabwe bird symbol. The Words "FOR BRAVERY" appear around the bird, and it hangs from a red ribbon.[1]
Post-nominals G.C.Z.
Statistics
Established 1980
Total awarded 4
Gold Cross of Zimbabwe - ribbon bar.png
Ribbon bar of the order

The Gold Cross of Zimbabwe is Zimbabwe's highest military decoration awarded for conspicuous valour by members of the Security Forces in combat. [2] It replaced the Grand Cross of Valour in October 1980.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zimbabwe: Gold Cross of Zimbabwe". 
  2. ^ Parker, Jim. "Assignment Selous Scouts Inside Story of a Rhodesian Special Branch Officer". Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.galago.co.za/CAT1_019_b.htm
  4. ^ Kanhema, Tawanda (April 13, 2008). "The Siege of Manono, A Zimbabwean Sacrifice". Investigative Africa. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kanhema, Tawanda (April 12, 2008). "Bravery in the Congo, A Zimbabwean Fighter Pilot Recounts". Investigative Africa. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Zimbabwe: AFZ Holds Parade for Dhabha". The Herald. July 1, 2006. Retrieved May 5, 2014.