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A Sheean VC will right some of the wrong done to the Navy

11 August 2020

11:03 AM

11 August 2020

11:03 AM

If Teddy Sheean does receive a Victoria Cross, as the Prime Minister has recommended today, it will right a wrong which has persisted since World War II. 

No member of the Royal Australian Navy has ever received a Victoria Cross. 

That, of course, is not a wrong in itself. Bravery awards should not be given out on a quota system. 

But that the Australian Army has received 96, and the Royal Australian Air Force four, suggests that the Navy has never deserved a Cross, the ultimate bravery award.

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