The mystery of the Thames Victoria Cross

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Front Lines
The mystery of the Thames Victoria Cross

The mystery of the Thames Victoria Cross

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

In December 2015, a “mudlark” treasure-hunting along the bank of the Thames River in southern England found a corroded metal cross buried in the ooze exposed at low tide. His name was Tobias Neto, and the hunk of rusty metal was none other than a Victoria Cross.

Or was it?

“It was covered in mud,” Neto recalled. “I kept it and carried on detecting. Only when I got home did I realize I had a VC medal in my hands—I could read the writing ‘For Valour’ below the crown.

READ MORE

Victoria Cross
Military Milestones
Armoured vehicle serves as a working memorial

Armoured vehicle serves as a working memorial

Story by Sharon Adams

A contingent of Canadian tanks and armoured vehicles set out before dawn on Sept. 24, 2007, to push insurgents from a trouble spot in the Panjwaii district in Afghanistan.

The move was in aid of Operation Sadiq Sarbaaz (Honest Soldier), a joint operation with Afghan troops to build police stations throughout the area, in hopes a permanent police presence would provide some stability to one of the most dangerous districts in the country.

READ MORE

This week in history
This week in history

September 23, 1958

Prime Minister John Diefenbaker announces the RCAF is to be equipped with BOMARC missiles.

READ MORE

Iris Advantage
Legion Magazine

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.