History

Canadian War Museum acquires historic Victoria Cross

Acquisition ensures that the medal set awarded to Saskatchewan-born Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie in the Second World War will stay in Canada
  • May 02, 2018
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The Victoria Cross medal set awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie, on display in the Canadian War Museum Expand Image

The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa has acquired a significant piece of Canadian military heritage, ensuring it will stay in the country for the benefit of future generations.

The Victoria Cross awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie for exceptional leadership and valour in the Second World War was unveiled Tuesday afternoon at an event that included Currie’s grandchildren and Minister of Veterans Affairs Seamus O’Regan.

The grandchildren of L-Col. David Vivian Currie admire their grandfather's Victoria Cross medal set, displayed in a case with his photograph at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa
The grandchildren of L-Col. David Vivian Currie (clockwise from left: Brenda, David and Sandy Currie) admire their grandfather's Victoria Cross medal set, displayed in a case along with his photograph at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)
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