Events for Sunday 29th January 2012

On This Day in History

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Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross

29th January 1856

The VC was introduced on 29th January 1856 by Queen Victoria to reward acts of valour during the Crimean War. Since then, the medal has been awarded 1,356 times to 1,353 individual recipients. To date, only 13 medals, nine to members of the British Army, and four to the Australian Army have been awarded since the Second World War.

Further Reading

The Complete Victoria Cross
(Paperback - 432 pages)
by Kevin Brazier

This complete chronological record of VC holders is an essential work of reference for every student of military history. All the British and Commonwealth servicemen who have been awarded the highest honour for exceptional acts of bravery and self-sacrifice are commemorated here. The first VCs awarded for the Crimean War… Read more...

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This Day's Events



Starts: Sun 29th January
Ends: Sun 29th January

The Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry CV8 2LZ

Military Vehicle Show in Coventry

Wide range of Militaria collectables. Uniforms, books, weapons, medals,models, vehicles etc.
09.00 - 16.00



Starts: Sun 29th January
Ends: Sun 29th January
Price: Free

Whitehall, London

Re-enactment in London

English Civil War Society retraces the route of King Charles to the place of his execution. March and Parade.

Barnsley News from Barnsley Chronicle