Honoris Crux


Honoris Crux Silver (HCS) (1975-2003)
Awarded for exceptional bravery in great danger; from 1993 awards were restricted to military operations. About 26 crosses were awarded, the first recipient (1976) being Lt Hermanus van Niekerk, for distinguished leadership, and evacuating casualties, under fire, in Angola.

Insignia: Same design as the HCG, but in silver.


Honoris Crux (HC) – 2nd Type (1975-2003)
Awarded for bravery in danger; from 1993 awards were restricted to military operations. About 200 crosses were awarded, the first recipient (1976) being Maj Louis Holtzhausen, for distinguished leadership under fire in Angola.

Insignia: Same design as the HCS, but enamelled white.

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