British Military Collectables, Royal Memorabilia. Original WWI Silver Full Size Military Cross Gallantry Medal with Case, Original World War 1 Sterling Silver Full Size Military Cross. Ornate silver cross with straight arms terminating in broad finials, suspended from plain suspension bar. Obverse decorated with imperial crowns, with a Royal Cipher to centre, silk water fleck ribbon, missing its pin back attachment. Reverse is plain the cases in which it is issued in purple with gold border and Gold King? S Crown to centre, inside beige velvet lining to base and cream silk padded roof. The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces and used to be awarded to officers of other Commonwealth countries. The MC is granted in recognition of “an act or acts of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land to all members, of any rank in Our Armed Forces” In 1979, the Queen approved a proposal that a number of awards, including the Military Cross, could be awarded posthumously. The Military Cross is two awards away from the Victoria Cross which is the highest award one can get in the British Military. Full size MC in Case in great condition with age toning, missing its pin back attachment. The press to release clip needs attention as it does not clip and light surface marks consistent with age and genuine use, please see photos to judge for yourself. The item “Original WWI Silver Full Size Military Cross Gallantry Medal with Case” is in sale since Monday, September 13, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Other World War I Militaria”. The seller is “estelle865″ and is located in cenon sur vienne, Poitou-Charentes. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Country/ Organization: Great Britain
- Type: Medals & Ribbons
- Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
- Service: Army
- Era: 1914-1945