RNSHS Public Lecture – Wednesday, 20 January 2016

“Valiant Nova Scotians: The Province’s Recipients of the Victoria Cross”


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Col. John Boileau (ret’d), Royal Canadian Armoured Corps, Canadian Armed Forces

Since Queen Victoria instituted the Victoria Cross in 1856 it has been awarded 1,363 times, including to 98 Canadians, five of whom were Nova Scotians. In an illustrated talk, John Boileau explains the background to the creation of the Victoria Cross, the history of the award over the years and a detailed description of the lives and military actions of the Nova Scotia recipients of this prestigious gallantry decoration.

Click here for a bio of Col. John Boileau.

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