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The Victoria Cross Trust is delighted to welcome Rusty Firmin as a new patron of the Trust. Rusty is best known as the SAS Blue Team - back door Assault Team Leader during the 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege. This event has been the subject of books and films in the recent past.
Rusty says, “I am pleased to become a patron of the Victoria Cross Trust. The aims and objectives of the Trust greatly interests me personally. Times are challenging, but passion by everyone concerned will see us through.

I Look forward to working with you all; the challenge is there in front of us.”

Rusty has worked tirelessly to help veterans in the past. As a veteran based organisation, we are honoured that Rusty has stepped up to become a patron. As he says, times are hard, and his support is invaluable.
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The Victoria Cross Trust is delighted to welcome Rusty Firmin as a new patron of the Trust. Rusty is best known as the SAS Blue Team - back door Assault Team Leader during the 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege. This event has been the subject of books and films in the recent past.
Rusty says, “I am pleased to become a patron of the Victoria Cross Trust. The aims and objectives of the Trust greatly interests me personally. Times are challenging, but passion by everyone concerned will see us through. 

I Look forward to working with you all; the challenge is there in front of us.”

Rusty has worked tirelessly to help veterans in the past. As a veteran based organisation, we are honoured that Rusty has stepped up to become a patron. As he says, times are hard, and his support is invaluable.

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Fantastic news met this great man at Ashworth barracks for a vc fund raising event . Good luck in your new roll sir all the very best 👍👍

Great news you have my support mate from Australia.😁👍

Paul ,am delighted by his decision to be involved with all you guys at VC Trust ,you deserved every ounce of good will an luck that comes to the Trust, your a great bunch of people, for sure 👍

That's brilliant, and what an evening we had wen he visited Ashworth barracks, ,great to have met him 👍

Nice one 😊

What an honour. Wonderful.

Respect to you

Good lad

Awesome Rusty Firmin true Legend .

Great news. Thanks Rusty.

Keep up the great work mate!

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It is beginning to appear that mass events may not be allowed until this autumn. Consequently, we lose another year of fundraising events that are our lifeline. We have grave cleans in the pipeline that we are hopeful of implementing this year. Like all charities at the moment, finance is becoming a real problem. We plan to hibernate as much as possible and slash all unnecessary costs. If we do this, we may get through to a more vibrant 2022. It will be crucial not just for VC grave cleaning, but also for our team, the vast majority of whom are military veterans.

Meanwhile, if you would like to help us get through this crisis, would you like to donate £2 to our Virgin Money Giving account? To quote a famous supermarket, every little helps.
Thank you

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It is beginning to appear that mass events may not be allowed until this autumn. Consequently, we lose another year of fundraising events that are our lifeline. We have grave cleans in the pipeline that we are hopeful of implementing this year. Like all charities at the moment, finance is becoming a real problem. We plan to hibernate as much as possible and slash all unnecessary costs.  If we do this, we may get through to a more vibrant 2022. It will be crucial not just for VC grave cleaning, but also for our team, the vast majority of whom are military veterans.

Meanwhile, if you would like to help us  get through this crisis, would you like to donate £2 to our Virgin Money Giving account? To quote a famous supermarket, every little helps.
Thank you

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A second Christmas Day survey. Maj. Kelly. VC. MC & Bar. Le Sars on 4 October 1916, who then fought with the International Brigade in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. He served in the Cheshire Regiment as a Lieutenant during WW2. A well cared for grave. ... See MoreSee Less

A second Christmas Day survey. Maj. Kelly. VC. MC & Bar. Le Sars on 4 October 1916, who then fought with the International Brigade in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. He served in the Cheshire Regiment as a Lieutenant during WW2. A well cared for grave.

Surveyed Col.Sgt John Prettyjohns.VC. today. The first Royal Marine VC. A well cared for grave, but we were able to wish him Merry Christmas. ... See MoreSee Less

Surveyed Col.Sgt John Prettyjohns.VC. today. The first Royal Marine VC. A well cared for grave, but we were able to wish him Merry Christmas.

South Africa, 21 January, 1881. When his unit retreated, Lt Hill remained behind to save his colleague who was eventually shot dead in his arms. Nevertheless, Lt. Hill returned twice more into open ground to save two more soldiers. This week we gave his grave a thorough clean. ... See MoreSee Less

South Africa, 21 January, 1881. When his unit retreated, Lt Hill remained behind to save his colleague who was eventually shot dead in his arms. Nevertheless,  Lt. Hill returned twice more into open ground to save two more soldiers.  This week we gave his grave a thorough clean.

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Was back there last year re-visiting. Looking much better, good job.

After a history of poor financial management, 18 months ago the Trust was facing insolvency. Today, after a sterling effort from a new board of Trustees, staff & volunteers, the 'red mark' at the Charities Commission was finally removed. A big thank you to all involved. ... See MoreSee Less

After a history of poor financial management, 18 months ago the Trust was facing insolvency. Today, after a sterling effort from a new board of Trustees, staff & volunteers, the red mark at the Charities Commission was finally removed. A big thank you to all involved.

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Excellent work, well done and thank you

Outstanding Team VCT. Great effort by everyone. 🇬🇧

Well done to all involved, great to see the Trust back and doing well.😁👍

I was an early ‘member’ complete with the little VCT pin badge & wrist band, suddenly one day the subscription got cancelled...

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Wardsend Cemetery in Sheffield has erected crosses upon the unmarked graves of fallen servicemen. We are so pleased to have helped by printing the brass labels on our ancient BACs machine. We hope soon to be able to fully restore the grave of Lambert VC who rests Wardsend. ... See MoreSee Less

Wardsend Cemetery in Sheffield has erected crosses upon the unmarked graves of fallen servicemen. We are so pleased to have helped by printing the brass labels on our ancient BACs machine. We hope soon to be able to fully restore the grave of Lambert VC who rests Wardsend.

Wardsend Cemetery in Sheffield are putting wooden crosses on a number of unmarked military graves. Using our old BAC stamping machine, we have produced the copper labels for the crosses. Delighted to have been of help to our friends. ... See MoreSee Less

Wardsend Cemetery in Sheffield are putting wooden crosses on a number of unmarked military graves.  Using our old BAC stamping machine, we have produced the copper labels for the crosses. Delighted to have been of help to our friends.

I met a person who thought cleaning Victoria Cross graves involved a bucket and a brush. As you will see it's a bit more complex than that. And we may be carrying many gallons of water too! ... See MoreSee Less

I met a person who thought cleaning Victoria Cross graves involved a bucket and a brush. As you will see its a bit more complex than that. And we may be carrying many gallons of water too!

Poppy mugs Red Rim £7.50 plain white £7.00 postage £3.00 picture can be put on both sides ... See MoreSee Less

There can't be a better way to enjoy your morning cuppa ... See MoreSee Less

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One of our new venues shaping up nicely - gr8 work Julie Cooper ... See MoreSee Less

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