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Military Cross (MC)

The Military Cross was instituted on December 31st, 1914 as a recognition of distinguished and meritorious service in battle in situations not sufficient to merit the Victoria Cross. The Military Cross can be awarded to commissioned officers of the substantive rank of Captain or below or Warrant Officers. In 1920, the terms were altered to clearly state the award was for gallant and distinguished services in action and that RAF officers could be awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services on the ground as opposed to flying. On performing a second or subsequent action, the recipient will be awarded a bar to the Military Cross to be worn on the ribbon.

On each arm of the silver-coloured Military Cross is an Imperial Crown and in the centre of the award is the ‘Imperial’ and ‘Royal Cypher’ of the reigning sovereign, GV, GVI or EIIR. The reverse of the award is plain with the year of the award engraved on the lower arm. The white ribbon is 1.375 inches wide with a central vertical purple stripe (0.5 inches wide). The bar is made of silver with a crown in the centre.

During the Second World War, so far as known up till now, a total of 10.776 MC's were awarded to British and Commonwealth military. Among these are 10.271 first awardings, 485 first bars and 20 second bars. It is unknown how many were awarded to foreign military, but until now more then 2.000 are known.
A total of 3,727 Military Crosses have been awarded to Canadians, with 324 first bars and 18 second bars.

Alexander, Harold Rupert Leofric George "Alex"* December 10th, 1891
† June 16th, 1969

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
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Faulkner, George Vermilyea15-06-190823-03-1955more
Faure, François21-02-189729-06-1982more
Favreau, Benjamin17-01-191520-12-1994more
Fawcett, George Malcolm  
Federowicz, Stanislaw Jan Tadeusz00-00-1893 
Fenney, George Henry Johnson  
Ferguson, John Alexander00-00-190900-00-1946
Fergusson, David Balfour  
Field, Arthur  
Field, Arthur Maurice12-12-1910 
Field, Henry James "Harry"21-11-192007-01-2022
Finch-Noyes, Anthony Keith Ellis00-00-192000-00-2007
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Fitch, Walter Frederick20-11-189201-11-1918
Fitzgeorge-Balfour, Robert George Victor15-09-191328-12-1994more
Fitzgerald, Joseph Gerald 12-08-1943
Fletcher, John Palmer 15-06-2007
Fletcher, Wyndham John Stapylton05-08-191004-06-2006
Flower, Richard Arthur 00-00-1993more
Floyer-Acland, Arthur Nugent07-09-188518-02-1980
Foot, Reginald Sydney  
Forbes, John Brooke "Jack"04-07-192007-05-2013
Foreman, John Godsell 13-09-1945
Forgan, David Wellington 04-12-1943
Forrester, Michael31-08-191700-10-2006more
Foster, William George12-12-188013-09-1942more
Fothergill, Eric Ritchie03-03-1914 more
Fotheringham, Charles00-00-192404-04-2016
Fowler, Hedley Nevile "Bill"08-06-191626-03-1944
Fowles, Frederick James 00-00-1982
Foy, Willy  
Francis, Jack  
Frank, Anthony Mutrie02-02-191730-10-2008more
Fraser, John Alexander12-02-189629-10-1943
Fraser, Simon Christopher Joseph, 15th Lord Lovat09-07-191116-03-1995more
Fraser, Walter Ian00-00-191731-05-1944
Frith, Robert Brereton 17-03-1941
Frost, John Dutton "Johnny"31-12-191221-05-1993more
Furman, John  
Furness, James Geoffrey09-05-191503-08-2008