I've just been lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the wonderful Ashcroft Gallery at the IWM and there is little I can say except "wow"! Over 200 Victoria and George Crosses on display along with associated ephemera (Jonson Beharry's battered helmet, Matt Croucher's shredded backpack). This is a display the like of which the medal world has not seen before, it eclipses anything that has gone before. A fuller picture will appear in MEDAL NEWS next month but in the meantime if you get the chance to go along to this then do so. It opens officially to the public on Friday November 11 and is, without a shadow of a doubt something that you really should make the effort to see.