Framing of a Military Cross Awarded to Cameron H McIntosh

Introduction

Cameron H McIntosh was awarded the Military Cross on 2nd March 1917.

At the time of WWI the MC was second only to the Victoria Cross in terms of gallantry and was awarded to officers.  With the introduction of the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in 1993 the MC became the third-level military decoration and was eligible for award to other ranks of the British Armed Forces.  The MC is granted in recognition of "an act or acts of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land to all members, of any rank in Our Armed Forces". In 1979, the Queen approved a proposal that a number of awards, including the Military Cross, could be awarded posthumously.

The decoration comprises a silver cross with straight arms with the Royal Cypher in centre, the  obverse is plain. The ribbon is central stripe of deep purple flanked by equally sized stripes of white.

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