Conspicuous Gallantry Cross
The Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC) is a military decoration of the British Armed Forces. It was instituted in 1993 as a result of a review of the British honours system, which removes the distinction of rank when awarding gallantry decorations. The CGC replaces three previous awards: the Distinguished Service Order for gallantry (issued to officers), the Distinguished Conduct Medal (Army other ranks) and the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (RN other ranks). The Victoria Cross is the only other combat gallantry award higher than the CGC.
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