Remembrance Day

Today as we remember Remembrance Day, I present a little info on our only Victoria Cross recipient:

Filip Konowal VC (15 September 1888 – 3 June 1959) was a highly decorated Ukrainian Canadian soldier. He is the only Ukrainian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy given to British and Commonwealth forces. He also received theBritish War Medal (1914–1920), Victory Medal (1914–1919), George VI Coronation Medal (1937), Elizabeth II Coronation Medal (1953), entitled to the Cross of St George, 4th Class.

[Wikipedia]

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4 thoughts on “Remembrance Day

  1. I am actually going to apply for the same Royal New Westminster regiment from which Philip went to the war. Proud to defend Canada.

  2. I am actually going to apply for the same Royal New Westminster regiment from which Philip went to the war. Proud to defend Canada.

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