Honoris Crux Silver

The Honoris Crux Silver (HCS) was a South African military decoration that existed from 1975 to 2003. It was the third of the four classes of the Honoris Crux Decoration (see also Honoris Crux Diamond, Honoris Crux Gold, and Honoris Crux and was awarded for exceptional acts of bravery while in great danger. The decoration is made of silver. A Bar may be awarded for a further, similar, deed of bravery. The bar is of silver with a miniature replica of the Maltese Cross in silver embossed in the centre. The recipient is entitled to the post-nominal title HCS.

The HCS decoration has been superseded by the Nkwe ya Selefera decoration.

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