Navy List

Navy List

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...to make, ordain, and establish the following rules and ordinance for the government of the ame, which shall from henceforth be inviolably observed and kept: Firstly. Tt ht ordained, that the distinction abould be etyled and rleaignnter) "the Victoria Cross," and -hall consist of a Maltese Crm of Brnos, with our Royal Crest in the centre, and underneath which an secmll, bearing this inacriptjon, " For Valour." Secondly. It fa ordained that the Croas sball be su. pended from the left breast by a blue riband for the Nary, smd by a red riband for the Army. Thirdly. It ordained, that the names of those trpon whom We may be pleased to confer the Decoration ahatl be published in the " London Gaxette," and a mgiatry thereof kept in the office of Our Secretary of State for War. Feurthly. Mia ordained, that any one who, after having received the Cross, shall again perform an act of bravery, which, if he bad not received auch Cros, would hare entWed him to it, auch further act ahall be recorded by a Bar attached to the riband by which the Croas la auapended, and for every additional act of bravery an additional Bar may be added. Fifthly. It la orrinined, that the Croat shall only be othose Officers or men who hnvc aerved Ca In the Am. awarded tt presence the enemy, and ahall have then performed some signal art of valour, or devotion to their country. Sixthly. It is ordained, with a view to place all persona on a perfectly equal footing in relation to eligibility for the Decoration, that neither rank, nor long service, nor wounds, nor any other circumstance orconditton whatsoever, save the merit of censpicuoua bravery, shall be held te establish a aufflcient claim to the honour. Seventhly. It la...show more

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  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548329
  • 9781236548320