Gallantry Awards – Courage and Sacrifice
Our medal collection is not just a collection of medals.
‘These intolerably nameless names’, as Siegfried Sassoon referred to them, should never be forgotten or ignored, and yet they cascade so relentlessly that they are often difficult to grapple with; within a very short space of time we are inclined to switch off; we soon start to lose our awareness of individual names as we become overwhelmed by the sheer torrent of them; our senses simply become overloaded to the point where we are only aware of the enormity of what stands before us. We can no more get to know the men behind the names than we can get to know people by reading their names in a telephone directory, and yet it is possible to breathe life into ‘these intolerably nameless names’ by uncovering and telling their stories.
Why not discover the story about the person behind the medal by selecting from any of the lists of recipients belonging to a medal below: You must have a valid access pass in order to continue viewing this content. You can Register here and select the access pass that fits your requirements.