Victoria Cross and George Cross Association
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The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association is made up of holders of the Victoria Cross (VC), Britain's highest military award for bravery in the field, and the George Cross (GC), the equivalent award for civilians and military personnel who have displayed conspicuous bravery not in the face of the enemy.
Holders of these awards receive a civil pension and attend reunions which receive much coverage in the national press. Membership is dwindling due to the increasing age of the VC and GC recipients and the tendency until recently of the government to award these medals posthumously.
Officers of the VC and GC Association
- Queen Elizabeth II, since 1957.
- Sir Winston Churchill , 1959–1965.
- Brigadier Sir John Smyth, 1st Baronet , 1965–1983.
- Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, 1983–2002.
- Charles, Prince of Wales, since 2003.
- Major Viscount De L'Isle , 1983–1991.
- Lieutenant Sir Roden Cutler , 1991–2002.
- Major Sir Tasker Watkins , 2002–2007.
- Brigadier Sir John Smyth, 1st Baronet , 1957–1971.
- Rear Admiral Godfrey Place , 1971–1994.
- Colonel Stuart Archer , 1994–2006.
- Chief Superintendent Jim Beaton , 2006–2014.
- Major Peter Norton , 2014–present.