Updated: 8 May, 2009


Victoria Cross (Canada)

Canadian Victoria Cross
Canada - Canadian Victoria Cross Unveiled Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, unveiled the Canadian Victoria Cross at Rideau Hall on Friday, May 16, 2008, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Canada, parliamentarians, members of the Canadian Forces, veterans and other distinguished guests.

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal - RAF Version

Awarded to WO's, NCOs, and non-commissioned members of the Air Forces and Military for acts of conspicuous gallantry whilst flying in active operations against the enemy.


Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (Naval)

The medal was awarded to Chief Petty Officers, Petty Officers and men of the navy (or army or air force personnel of equal rank serving with the fleet) who distinguished themselves by acts of pre-eminent bravery in action with the enemy.

George Cross

George Cross

George Medal

George Medal

The medal was awarded only for acts of great bravery and was intended primarily for civilians. Awards to the military were confined to actions for which purely military honours were not normally granted.

Star of Military Valour

Medal of Military Valour

Cross of Valour

Star of Courage

Medal of Bravery

Man fights bear, gets medals for bravery A man who used a 3-inch pocket knife to save his friends from a polar bear attack in Nunavut now has two medals of bravery. Eric Fortier, his girlfriend and another couple from Quebec were on a canoe trip in the Katannilik Territorial Park near Kimmirut in 2001. On the last night of their trip, a polar bear ripped through their tents and attacked Alain Parenteau and Patricia Doyon while they were sleeping. Fortier used a small pocketknife to fight the bear off and that won him the Governor General's medal of bravery in 2002. Then recently, Fortier also received the Carnegie medal for bravery in the United States. north.cbc.ca 1 Mar 04

Meritorious Service Decorations

The Meritorious Service Decorations 

Created by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1984 to recognize individuals whose specific deeds or activities over a limited period of time (from 5 minutes to 5 years) have: