'British cavalry resting alongside the Arras-Cambrai road', courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, © IWM, Q 29031

UK plans to honour Victoria Cross recipients for the Centenary sees soldier excluded due to "loophole"

Posted on centenarynews.com on 25 August 2013
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The BBC reports that British plans to honour VC recipients during the Centenary, announced in early August 2013, will see those born overseas, but who later lived in the UK, excluded.

Lieutenant Colonel Philip Bent lived in Leicestershire in England, but was born in Canada. Under the current commemoration scheme by the British Government, he will not be honoured with a Centenary paving stone in Leicestershire.

To read the full article, visit the BBC News website here.

Date of article publication: 25/08/2013

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News