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ON THIS DAY: Queen Victoria instituted Britain's highest military decoration, the Victoria Cross

ON THIS DAY: FOR VALOUR: The Victoria Cross, like that worn by Cwmbran Rorke's Drift veteran John Fielding, was instituted by Queen Victoria on this day in 1856

ON THIS DAY: FOR VALOUR: The Victoria Cross, like that worn by Cwmbran Rorke's Drift veteran John Fielding, was instituted by Queen Victoria on this day in 1856

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