Allied Commanders



Victoria Cross (VC)

Victoria Cross (VC)

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration awarded to members of the armed forces of Commonwealth countries and former British Empire territories.

It is awarded for "most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy."

There were 182 Victoria Crosses awarded to 181 persons for gallantry during Second World War.

CommanderDate  Command
RNLt. Agar, Augustus Willington Shelton, VC, RN22 Aug 1919  

RNLt.Cdr. Beattie, Stephen Halden, VC, RN21 May 1942  

RNLt. Crutchley, Victor Alexander Charles, VC, DSC, RN28 Aug 1918  

RNLt. Davies, Richard Bell, VC, DSO, RN1 Jan 1916  

RNA/Capt. Fegen, Edward Stephen Fogarty, VC, RN22 Nov 1940  

RNCdr. Linton, John Wallace, VC, DSO, DSC, RN25 May 1943  

RNCdr. Miers, Anthony Cecil Capel, VC, DSO, RN7 Jul 1942  HMS Torbay (N 79)

RNA/Capt. (retired) Peters, Frederic Thornton, VC, DSO, DSC, RN18 May 1943  

RNLt.Cdr. Roope, Gerard Broadmead, VC, RN10 Jul 1945  
RNCdr. Ryder, Robert Edward Dudley, VC, RN21 May 1942  

RNCapt. Sherbrooke, Robert St. Vincent, VC, DSO, RN12 Jan 1943  
RNRA/Lt.Cdr. Stannard, Richard Been, VC, RNR16 Aug 1940  HMS Arab (FY 202)

RNLt.Cdr. Wanklyn, Malcolm David, VC, DSO, RN16 Dec 1941  HMS Upholder (N 99)
RNCapt. Warburton-Lee, Bernard Armitage, VC, RN7 Jun 1940  

14 commanders listed with this decoration.

Note: This listing is still being compiled and some recipients might be missing.

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