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GC Lecture at the RLC Museum

Posted on Tue, 17 October 2006 by Phil Mussell - Medal News

With much talk of VCs in the news at the moment the "civilian" award of the George Cross is easily overlooked - a state of affairs that the Royal Logistic Corps hope to rectify with a lecture being given on November 23 at the Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey.

The GC is not of course a civilian award at all but is awarded to anyone, civilian or service personnel whose bravery is away from the heat of battle - the most recent award was to Captain Peter Norton of the RLC for diffusing a bomb in Iraq.

The lecture, given by historian John Frayn Turner will commence at 8pm (refreshments served from 7.30pm). Where lecturers have written books, as in this case, there is usually a chance to buy them and have them signed. Standard tickets cost £6, £5 for groups of 4 or more and £3 for Friends of The RLC Museum. For details contact Museum Lectures, The RLC Museum, Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, CAMBERLEY GU16 6RW