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Difference between George Cross and Saint George’s cross

George Cross, the—(UK) a decoration instituted in 1940, primarily for civilians in recognition of acts of the greatest heroism:

  • In recognition of the part played by the Maltese people, King George VI awarded the George Cross to the island.

Saint George’s cross, the—an upright and a horizontal bar of red, crossing each other in the center:

  • The Saint George’s Cross flag as the national flag of England has no official proportions, as it is not used officially by government bodies.