Created in 1940 by King George VI to recognise bravery of the highest order by civilians and members of the armed forces, regardless of rank, in peacetime. The George Cross ranks second only to the Victoria Cross in the Order of Wearing of medals.
GRAY, Hector Bertram, Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force (44061)
[London Gazette Issue 37538 published on the 19 April 1946, page 1 of 4]
GRAY, Roderick Borden Flying Officer Royal Canadian Air Force (13-Mar-1945)
[George Cross database: http://www.marionhebblethwaite.co.uk/gcindex.htm]