HERO OF THE MONTH – APRIL 2020

Published in Britain at War in April 2020.

Major Peter Allen Norton GC

Major Peter Norton was awarded the George Cross (GC), Britain’s and the Commonwealth’s premier gallantry award for bravery not in the face of the enemy, for outstanding courage in Iraq in 2005. The GC is often affectionately known as the “civilian VC” but, in reality, as in Norton’s case, it is often awarded to military personnel, particularly bomb disposal officers.

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