Conspicuous Gallantry Cross

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The Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC) is a military decoration of the British Armed Forces. It was instituted in 1993[1] as a result of a review of the British honours system, which removes the distinction of rank when awarding gallantry decorations.[2] 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).[1] The Victoria Cross is the only other combat gallantry award higher than the CGC.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Distinguished Service Order GOV.UK. Accessed 3 August, 2016.
  2. Conspicuous Gallantry Cross Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia. Accessed 3 August, 2016.