In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The 28-year-old from Hatfield Woodhouse, near Doncaster, was posthumously awarded a Victoria Cross for storming an enemy stronghold in the face of heavy gunfire on September 29, 1944.
- Lyon had been recommended for a Victoria Cross for his leadership of the operation and now he was just the man to lead a larger mission scheduled for October 1944.
- Those on parade included Carl Clamp, 17, who was carrying a Victoria Cross awarded to his great great uncle, William Clamp, in 1917.
- Flying with No.162 Squadron, Hornell won the Victoria Cross in a 24 June 1944 mission off the Shetland Islands.
- Between April and August four Australians won the Victoria Cross, one, Lieutenant Cliff Sadlier, on Anzac Day, 25 April.
- In 1998, a Victoria Cross awarded posthumously to Flying Officer Lloyd Trigg during the Second World War went for £138,000 in London.
- Among them was Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson, of Tadcaster, the only Battle of Britain pilot to be awarded the Victoria Cross.
- The only Victoria Cross won on D-Day was awarded to Green Howard Sergeant Major Stan Hollis, of D Company.
- Two Green Howards, Capt Philip Hirsch of the 4th Battalion and Pte Tom Dresser of the 7th won Victoria Crosses.
- A further 126 awards for gallantry were won by Australian members of the RAF, including a Victoria Cross awarded to Group Captain Hughie Edwards.
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