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Canada secures VCs

Posted on Wed, 9 June 2010 by Phil Mussell - General News, Medal News

A year after a controversial auction that saw the Canadian War Museum spending nearly CAN$300,000 to ensure an historic VC did not leave the country the institute has managed to acquire two more crosses - but for somewhat less. The Somme VC of Cpl. Leo Clarke and teh Italain Campaign VC of Lt John Mahoney have both been donated to the museum by the respecive families - despite the potentially huge payday these medals could have brought had they come up for sale on the open market . For the full story see this story in  the Vancouver Sun