RRC 2nd Class “Royal Red Cross” (George V) Cased as issued.
Awarded to members of the Military and Civilian Nursing Services. RRC boxed in an original Garrard & Co Ltd case. No damage to enamel
The award was established on 23 April 1883 by Queen Victoria, with a single class of Member and first awarded to the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. A second and lower class, Associate, was added during World War I in November 1915.
The award is made to a fully trained nurse of an officially recognised nursing service, military or civilian, who has shown exceptional devotion and competence in the performance of nursing duties, over a continuous and long period, or who has performed an exceptional act of bravery and devotion at her or his post of duty. It is conferred on members of the nursing services regardless of rank.