Victoria Cross (VC)
The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration awarded to members of the armed forces of Commonwealth countries and former British Empire territories.
It is awarded for "most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy."
There were 182 Victoria Crosses awarded to 181 persons for gallantry during Second World War.
|Lt.||Agar, Augustus Willington Shelton, VC, RN||22 Aug 1919|
|Lt.Cdr.||Beattie, Stephen Halden, VC, RN||21 May 1942|
|Lt.||Crutchley, Victor Alexander Charles, VC, DSC, RN||28 Aug 1918|
|Lt.||Davies, Richard Bell, VC, DSO, RN||1 Jan 1916|
|A/Capt.||Fegen, Edward Stephen Fogarty, VC, RN||22 Nov 1940|
|Cdr.||Linton, John Wallace, VC, DSO, DSC, RN||25 May 1943|
|Cdr.||Miers, Anthony Cecil Capel, VC, DSO, RN||7 Jul 1942||HMS Torbay (N 79)|
|A/Capt. (retired)||Peters, Frederic Thornton, VC, DSO, DSC, RN||18 May 1943|
|Lt.Cdr.||Roope, Gerard Broadmead, VC, RN||10 Jul 1945|
|Cdr.||Ryder, Robert Edward Dudley, VC, RN||21 May 1942|
|Capt.||Sherbrooke, Robert St. Vincent, VC, DSO, RN||12 Jan 1943|
|A/Lt.Cdr.||Stannard, Richard Been, VC, RNR||16 Aug 1940||HMS Arab (FY 202)|
|Lt.Cdr.||Wanklyn, Malcolm David, VC, DSO, RN||16 Dec 1941||HMS Upholder (N 99)|
|Capt.||Warburton-Lee, Bernard Armitage, VC, RN||7 Jun 1940|
14 commanders listed with this decoration.
Note: This listing is still being compiled and some recipients might be missing.