Royal Red Cross Class 2 (ARRC)

Royal Red Cross Class 2.  A cross, 1.375 inches wide, frosted silver, with a Maltese cross enamelled red superimposed thereon and a circular medallion at its centre.

Royal Red Cross Class 2 (ARRC)

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Context

The Royal Red Cross Class 2 (ARRC) was instituted on 10 November 1915.

Eligibility and Criteria

Associate (Second Class) ARRC: The award is made to a fully trained nurse or assistant nurse, probationer, or V.A.D. nursing member, who, belonging to one of the officially recognized nursing services, has shown special devotion and competency in the performance of nursing duties, over a continuous and long period, or who has performed some very exceptional act of bravery and devotion at her post of duty. Up to five percent of the total establishment of nurses could receive the ARRC. Associates may be elevated to Member as vacancies arise.

Description

A cross, 1.375 inches wide, frosted silver, with a Maltese cross enameled red superimposed thereon and a circular medallion at its centre. For mounting, a small ring at the top of the cross through which a larger ring passes. The badge may be worn from a bow or if worn with other medals, a third larger ring is added through which the ribbon passes.

On the obverse there is a bareheaded effigy of the reigning monarch in the middle.

On the reverse, the Royal Cypher of the reigning monarch is in the centre, surmounted by a crown, with the words FAITH (top), HOPE (left), CHARITY (right), and 1883 on the bottom of the cross.

The light blue ribbon is one inch wide, with red edge stripes. A rosette is worn on the ribbon in undress to denote a bar to the RRC.

Bars

ARRC recipients cannot receive a bar, but may be elevated to RRC.

Historical Notes

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