This is a picture of a Victoria Cross Medal which was instituted 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria.
It is awarded for gallantry in the face of the enemy
This is part of a collection of photographs of Scottish and British Military related images. The site contains a variety of army pictures over a varied time period from the early wars of independence to the second world war. It includes pictures of Scottish regimental uniforms, captured weapons and uniforms and also military machine pictures made or used in Scotland