More Heroes of the Albert Medal

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More Heroes of the Albert Medal The Albert Medal was instituted by Royal Warrant on March 7, 1866, as an award for gallantry shown in saving, or attempting to save, life at sea. Ten years later, a new Royal Warrant created the Albert Medal for Saving Life on Land. The medal quickly became regarded as the premier award for gallantry “not in the face of the enemy”; in fact, the civilian equivalent of the Victoria Cross. The award could also be made to servicemen and women who performed acts of gallantry in the course of their daily lives, both in wartime and in times of peace. These recipients were featured in “Heroes of the Albert Medal” (Token Publishing Ltd, 2002) and this volume concentrates on the many civilian recipients of this rare and hard-won award who did not survive to become holders of the George Cross in October 1971.

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