Monday, 19 February 2018

The Cross of Valour (Canada)

The Cross of Valour (French:Croix de la vaillance) is the second highest award (superseded only by the Victoria Cross) in the Canadian honour system. It was created in 1972, the medallion is presented to individuals, both Canadians and foreigners, living and deceased, who have performed acts of courage in circumstances of extreme peril.

Prior to 1967, the equivalent medal that Canadians received was the George Cross, of which ten were awarded in Canada.

The recipient can use and grants recipients the ability to use the post-nominal letters CV. As of February 2018, ithas been awarded to 20 persons.