Second only to a V.C.

Not found on the Gilwell Rolls of Honour a student of Pembroke College and ASM of the 41st Cambridge, Pembroke College Choir Troop, Malcolm Joseph Clow, one of the last recipients of the Albert Medal before it became the George Cross.

Kings Scout, participant at Arrowe Park Jamboree, Cambridge swimming Blue, he died near the end of the Second World War.

From the Imperial War Museum and is reproduced here under a non commercial licence.
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3222)

Given for “for acts of the greatest heroism or for most conspicuous courage in circumstance of extreme danger”, not in the presence of the enemy, to members of the British armed forces and to British civilians.  Only 70 were ever awarded.

See People/ Individuals/ Cambridge Scouters

JWR

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