Over a period of more than 30 years, Lord Ashcroft has amassed the world’s largest collection of Victoria Crosses (VCs), currently standing at more than 200. He also has substantial private collections of GCs, Special Forces medals and medals for gallantry in the air. He has made significant donations to numerous military charities and was a principal benefactor to the Bomber Command Memorial in London, donating £1 million in support. He believes those who have risked and sometimes given their lives carrying out courageous acts, must be remembered. He champions their gallantry in newspaper/magazine articles, books, blogs, television documentaries, short films, interviews and lectures.