Tuesday, 18 August 2009

New Elizabeth Cross medal awarded

The first new medal to be named after a monarch since the creation of the George Cross in 1940 has been awarded to Karen Upton, the widow of Warrant Officer Sean Upton, who was killed in July on active service in Afghanistan. The Elizabeth Cross recognises the loss of the next of kin of men and women who have died whilst fighting on behalf of the Crown.

For more on the story visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nottinghamshire/8206604.stm


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