HC Deb 15 December 1961 vol 651 cc98-9W
Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for War how many holders of the Victoria Cross, received for valour during the 1939–45 war, came from the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Colonies and the Commonwealth, respectively.

Mr. Profumo

Details of the countries of origin of individual holders are not available. Their division between national forces was as follows:

United Kingdom Forces 106
Australian Forces 19
Canadian Forces 13
New Zealand Forces 9
(includes one bar)
South African Forces 3
Fiji Forces 1
King's African Rifles 1
Indian Army 30