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Conspicuous Gallantry Cross

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many previous occasions, and to whom, the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross has been awarded. (93986)

[holding answer 16 October 2006]: Since its institution in February 1995 16 awards of the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross have been made to members of the armed forces. They were announced in the London Gazette at the time. The first recipient was a Corporal in the Balkans in May 1995. Since then there have been a further one in the Balkans, two in Sierra Leone, four in Afghanistan and eight in Iraq. With the recent award to the Royal Irish Regiment the number has increased to 17.