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VC Recipients

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration awarded for valour “in the face of the enemy” to members of the armed forces.

Ensign Robert Lindsay, carrying the Queen’s Colour, was awarded the first Army VC and Sergeant James McKechnie, Sergeant John Knox and Private William Reynolds also won the VC for the Alma. Since this time, the Regiment has won a further seven Victoria Crosses. In addition, 2nd Lieutenant Grey Leach, was posthumously awarded the Albert Medal in Gold, the very rare immediate predecessor of the George Cross.


Captain The Lord Lyell

Second World War
22–27 April 1943


Lance Sergeant Harry Blanshard Wood

First World War
13 October 1918


Lance Sergeant Frederick McNess

First World War
15 September 1916


Lieutenant Arthur Boyd Rochfort

First World War
3 August 1915


Sergeant John McAulay

First World War
27 November 1917


Private James Mackenzie

First World War
19 December 1914


Lieutenant James Craig

Crimean War
6 September 1855


Private William Reynolds

Crimean War
20 September 1854

John-Simpson Knox--VC-Scots-Guards

Sergeant John Simpson Knox

Crimean War
18 June 1855


Sergeant James McKechnie

Crimean War
20 September 1854


Ensign Robert James Lindsay (Lord Wantage)

Crimean War
20 September 1854


Second-Lieutenant Grey de Leche Leach

First World War
3 September 1916

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