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Rifleman62

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For that, one VC was awarded ( posthumous ).
Bomber Command??

Fl Lt Hornell  was Cdn VC posthumous, but not BC. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/4033703

They were several VC's in BC.
 

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Veterans Affairs Canada - Canadians in Bomber Command

There were exceptional acts of courage that would earn two Canadian airmen – Pilot Officer Andrew Mynarski and Squadron Leader Ian Bazalgette – the Victoria Cross, our highest honour for military valour.
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/second-world-war/canadians-bomber-command/backgrounder

Although both were born in Canada, only Mynarski was a member of the RCAF. Bazalgette was a member of the RAF.

mariomike said:
While they are at it, perhaps they will also consider the potential to retroactively award a Victoria Cross to an RCAF aircrew member who served in Bomber Command operations over occupied Europe.






 

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Thanks, missed the RCAF part. Couldn't a Cdn posted to a RAF sqn as often happened also get a retro VC?
 

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Rifleman62 said:
Thanks, missed the RCAF part. Couldn't a Cdn posted to a RAF sqn as often happened also get a retro VC?

If you are referring to WW2 service for a retro VC, then no.  The Military Valour Decorations Regulations (that apply in the case of the "Canadian" VC) are for individuals who are or were members of the CF (or attached to the CF) on or after 1 January 1993.
 
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