• The date for the annual veterans day is believed to relate to the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross.

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  • Ever supportive of the armed forces, the Sun has started an online debate over whether Mrs Turney should be awarded the Victoria Cross.

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  • His father, Col H Jones, was killed at the Battle of Goose Green in 1982, and was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his valour.

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  • Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry, who in 2005 became the first recipient of the Victoria Cross since the Falklands War, was born in Grenada before moving to the UK in 1999.

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  • The Victoria Cross was created in 29 January 1856 and is hand-made from bronze cannon captured from the Russians at the siege of Sevastopol in 1854-55 during the Crimean War.

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  • The Veterans Agency said 27 June was chosen for National Veterans' Day as it came the day after the anniversary of the first investiture of the Victoria Cross, which happened in Hyde Park, London, in 1857.

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  • At just 25 and while serving as a lieutenant, he became the first Welshman in World War II to be awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest honour for gallantry, for an assault on a German machine-gun post in northern France.

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  • Among the famous actions highlighted is the story of the nine men of the 24th Regiment of Foot, who won the Victoria Cross for their defence of the supply depot at Rorke's Drift in 1879 - the greatest number of VCs ever awarded for a single battle.

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  • Conqueror of the British Empire was a title Amin had given himself, along with the Victoria Cross and the Military Cross, part of his obsession with showing himself equal or superior to Queen Elizabeth II - who had failed to accept his invitation to visit him in Uganda.

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  • Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker launched the scheme with Victoria Cross-holder Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry and Tory leader David Cameron.

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  • Here you will find, for instance, details of the interview with Marica McKay, the widow of a British sergeant who died in the Falklands and was honored with a posthumous Victoria Cross, the highest British award for gallantry an interview compromised by the fact that she never actually spoke to the Sun.

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  • Taking its name from the three-way intersection where William Street meets Darlinghurst Road and Victoria Street, the Cross occupies a few blocks clustered around a sleazy 600m-long spine of Darlinghurst Road that is full of strip clubs, peep shows and sex shops.

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  • Like the Gurkha who won a Victoria Cross fighting for Britain.

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  • Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) based at Charing Cross and Victoria will be voting in the next few weeks.

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  • It claimed more than 661, 000 people were using the service, including at Waterloo, Victoria, Oxford Circus and King's Cross stations.

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  • The new 5.8 mile (9km) route would operate from New Cross Gate to Victoria, through Peckham, Camberwell, Kennington and Vauxhall.

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  • The company said a reduced service was operating from Victoria station, and advised passengers to use Charing Cross, Cannon St, London Bridge and St Pancras stations as alternatives.

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