Last night Miss Penny, of London, said she did not realise that the George Cross awarded to Malta was different to the medal awarded to her grandmother.
She said: ‘The George Cross was awarded to the island of Malta, and my grandmother got a special commemorative medal. I didn’t realise the distinction and made a mistake. That does not give anyone the right to abuse me or my family.’
Actually, this does give us the right to abuse you for being an ignorant git.
Not that I’m biased or anything being the grandson of someone who did receive such a gallantry medal in that war (GM from memory, could have been Albert or Edward, wasn’t GC). A GP in Birmingham who operated on people trapped in burning basements, delivered children in the collapsing shells of bombed houses.