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William Rhodes-Moorhouse was the first airman to the win the VC. He was of Māori descent, his grandmother being Otahui of Ngāti Ruanui. The 27-year-old was awarded the VC for his attack on a German rail junction in Belgium. Severely wounded during the raid, Rhodes-Moorhouse died the following day. Posthumously awarded the first Victoria Cross ever won in the Air. He left behind a baby son, who was to be killed in action flying for the RAF in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War.

This year’s Legends Award recognises five Australians who have received the Victoria Cross, the highest honour that can be bestowed for acts of valour “in the presence of the enemy”. The 2015 Australia Post Legends Award recipients are Keith Payne VC OAM, Mark Donaldson VC, Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG, Daniel Keighran VC and, for the first time in the Awards history, Legends status will be awarded posthumously to Cameron Baird VC MG. Learn more: #stampcollecting

3VC recipients at The memorial for the fallen at the SASR

Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, awarded the Victoria Cross, Australia's highest military honour, for his service in Afghanistan. On 11 June 2010, as part of a Special Operations Task Group, Cpl Roberts-Smith exposed his own position to draw fire away from his patrol, storming the enemy position, allowing his patrol to lift the weight of fire from other Australian troops.

Corporal Willie Apiata VC. Formidable kiwi. Real hero. Only living New Zealander VC holder. For heroism in Afghanistan.

Mark Donaldson was awarded the VC medal - the nation's highest military honour - for rescuing a coalition interpreter during fighting in Afghanistan in 2008

Albert Chalmers Borella VC, MM (7 August 1881, Borung, Victoria–7 February 1968, North Albury, New South Wales) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces........... FOR MORE info click on this photo - when in facebook click "like" then go to photos.