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Vietnam Cross of Gallantry

Introducing the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, a prestigious military accolade honouring bravery and valour in combat. Crafted with gilt bronze and adorned with a captivating ribbon design, it symbolises heroic conduct. Read more..

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SKU:BN3340

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SKU:
BN3340

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Brand Group 1, Brand Group 2, Product Group 2, Product Group 3, Organisation,

Specifications

Brand Group 1:
Brands
Brand Group 2:
Medals of Australia
Product Group 2:
Medals
Product Group 3:
Replica Medals
Organisation:
Australian,Honours & Awards

Description

The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry is a distinguished military decoration of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) instituted in 1950. The Cross was created to recognize military personnel, units, and organizations that have performed acts of valor or heroic conduct while in combat with the enemy.

Eligibility for the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry includes the following:

  • Service in the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces, or allied forces serving in direct support of the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces.
  • Demonstration of acts of valor or heroic conduct while fighting the enemy.

The medal, 38 millimeters in diameter, is made of gilt bronze. The obverse features a cross with two crossed swords, over a laurel wreath. The reverse bears the inscription 'QUOC-GIA LAO-TUONG' (Reward of the State).

The accompanying ribbon, 35 millimeters wide, is made up of alternating stripes of yellow and red, with yellow being the dominant color. The ribbon may also bear a device in the shape of a palm or a gold/silver star, signifying the level of the award - Palm (for a Corps citation), Gold Star (for a Division citation), and Silver Star (for a Brigade, Regiment, or group citation).

Unmounted Medals

If you order your medal unmounted, the medal and ribbon will be supplied as separate components. Miniature medals will be supplied with 15cm of ribbon and full size medals will be supplied with 30cm of ribbon.

Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Full Size Court Mounted

The court mounting of medals involves securing medals to a stiff backing board, along with the placement of a brooch fitting on the board. This ensures that the medals remain firmly in place and do not shift or move about while being worn.

It is mandatory for active members of the Australian Defence Force to have their medals court mounted, as it is considered the appropriate method of presenting military honours in a professional and respectful manner. By doing so, the medals are given proper recognition and are displayed in a neat and organized fashion.

Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Full Size Swing Mounted

The swing mounting of medals refers to the attachment of a medal to a ribbon that is allowed to hang freely from a brooch, which in turn is affixed to a uniform or clothing. This mounting style was commonly used for medals from the Boer War up to and including World War II, although there are no fixed guidelines or regulations regarding its use.

Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Miniature Court Mounted

Miniature Court Mounted medals are mounted using the same method as Full size medals, yet they are typically worn to ceremonies were wearing full size medals would be impractical. These medals are commonly worn to all ceremonies that take place after 6 pm such as dinners.

Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Miniature Swing Mounted

Miniature Swing Mounted medals are mounted using the same method as Full size medals, yet they are typically worn to ceremonies were wearing full size medals would be impractical. These medals are commonly worn to all ceremonies that take place after 6 pm such as dinners.

Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Ribbon Bar

A ribbon bar is a small, rectangular display of ribbons worn on military uniforms to represent various honours and awards earned by the wearer. These ribbons are arranged in a specific order and are attached to a backing, which is then attached to the uniform. Ribbon bars are a compact and convenient way for military personnel to display their achievements and are often used in situations where a full-sized medal or award would be impractical.