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The two-character ISO 3166 country code for SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES.


1. See: Venture capital.

2. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This is the code used in international transactions to and from Vincentian bank accounts.

3. ISO 3166-2 geocode for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This is used as an international standard for shipping to the nation. Each Vincentian parish has its own code with the prefix "VC." For example, the code for the Parish of Charlotte is ISO 3166-2:VC-01.

Venture capital (VC).

Venture capital is financing provided by wealthy independent investors, banks, and partnerships to help new businesses get started, reach the next level of growth, or go public.

In return for the money they put up, also called risk capital, the investors may play a role in the company's management as well as receive some combination of equity, profits, or royalties.

Some venture capital also goes into bankrupt companies to help them turn around, or to companies that the management wants to take private by buying up all the outstanding shares.

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Sergeant Knight was awarded the Victoria Cross for "most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the operation against the enemy positions" at the Battle for Wurst Farm Ridge, Alberta Section, Ypres, September 20, 1917.
They hold the record for the highest price achieved at auction for a VC group to a British recipient The Victoria Cross group awarded to Flight Lieutenant Bill Reid, of the Royal Air Force, went at auction for pounds 348,000 in November 2009.
Knox received the Victoria Cross following recommendations by two of his senior officers.
Historian Nigel Steel, of the Ashcroft Gallery, said: "Hugh Malcolm's Victoria Cross is hugely significant because it is the only RAF VC from the North African campaign.
Until the Victoria Cross for Australia was created in 1991, Australians were eligible for the UK Victoria Cross and other awards under the Imperial system of honours.
In order to reflect the past, present and future of Canada, it was decided that the Canadian Victoria Cross be cast in an alloy that consists of three types of metal: the gunmetal used in the production of the British Victoria Cross, metal from a Canadian medal minted in 1867 in commemoration of the Confederation of Canada, and metals from all regions of the country.
Unlike Simpson, Jacka was recommended for the Victoria Cross which he richly deserved having saved his post at the critical moment.
In 2014 we revealed that there would be a Government programme to honour Victoria Cross recipients but, in the following years, relatives of the soldier had not heard any word about the special stone.
A Newcastle City Council spokesperson said: "The three people that have been commemorated in the Victoria Cross memorial were all Newcastleborn - Edward Lawson in Blandford Street, John Aidan Liddell in Benwell Hall and Adam Wakenshaw in Duke Street.
A DAY of commemorative events will be held in Liverpool on Tuesday in honour of Captain Noel Chavasse, the only soldier to be awarded two Victoria Cross medals during World War One.
THE Victoria Cross citation, published on September 4, 1917, reads: "For most conspicuous bravery when, as scout to a patrol, he worked his way towards the enemy line with the greatest gallantry and determination, in spite of continuous fire from hostile snipers at close range.
War graves of Victoria Cross recipients will be heritage listed in time to mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of WWI.

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