Tribunal to consider posthumous VCs

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  1. Tribunal to consider posthumous VCs
    April 16, 2011 - 11:19AM


    Thirteen former Australian servicemen - 11 sailors and two soldiers - are to be considered for a posthumous Victoria Cross.

    Under an inquiry foreshadowed in December but officially launched on Saturday, the independent Defence Honours and Awards Appeal Tribunal will investigate unresolved recognition for past acts of naval and military gallantry and valour.


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  2. As the article points out, not one Australian Sailor has ever received the Victoria Cross....seems a bit unfair....thoughts?
    :)
     
  3. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Perhaps no one has earnt one?

    Long Tan is an fierce long forgotten fire fight, well worth researching.

    Gongs are great, respect from your fellow man is greater.
     

  4. Will do and yes thats very true.
    :)

    Vietnam - The Battle of Long Tan
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011
  5. Would've thought that there might've been some recognition for the sinking of HMAS PERTH in the Sunda Straits would be considered - epic fight against half the Jap Navy.
     
  6. Yes another good point and I hope they are considering it, last week a SAS guy in Afghanistan was awarded one and was about him wanting to get back out there to stop his M8's taking the piss....they say it like it is on Oz telly.
    :)
     

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