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Canadian VCs and the metal

December 10 2009 at 2:36 PM
John Cameron 


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Hopefully the Canadian VC will carry on the tradition and be made from the Chinese made bronze gun captured from the Russians. There is still a good chunk left of it. As of a couple of years ago there were 7 blank VCs in the vault at Hancock's, I believe they are now down to 6?
Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame presented a documentary on the VC and Maj. Robert Cain VC a few years ago. Here a a few caps:
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Clarkson with the prototype.
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The bronze cannon metal in a military vault.
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A view showing the relative size of the chunk of bronze.
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Tray of seven unissued VCs in the vault at Hancock's Jewelers

 
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