Lord Ashcroft has today published The Armed Forces & Society: The military in Britain through the eyes of Service personnel, employers and the public. The report is based on seven months of research, including a survey of more than 9,000 serving Forces personnel. For more information please visit www.lordashcroftpolls.com.
To mark The Sunday Telegraph&s half-century as a newspaper Lord Ashcroft was asked to write about 50 great heroes. To read the article click here.
Please visit www.georgecrossheroes.com for more information.
Courage is difficult to understand and impossible to measure. In an article for the Mail on Sunday Lord Ashcroft explores what it is that makes people willing to risk their lives for others. To read the full article please click here.
The Great War’s only double VC, awarded to Captain Noel Chavasse, joins the Ashcroft VC Collection. To read the full story from The Sunday Telegraph please click here.
In an interview with BBC London News Lord Ashcroft talks of his support for the forthcoming Help for Heroes Rugby Challenge at Twickenham on 20 September 2008. To watch the full news clip please click here.
The collection, which was started 22 years ago, spans every force - Army, Navy and RAF - and Lord Ashcroft's donation will enable them all to be seen at the Imperial War Museum in a new gallery which opens in autumn 2010. To read the full article please click here.
To watch the full report on the largest Victoria Cross collection in the world please click here.
The world's largest collection of Victoria Crosses (VCs), belonging to the Michael A Ashcroft Trust, is to be displayed publicly for the first time in a new gallery at Imperial War Museum London. To read the full press release please click here.
To view news articles and read the full story please click here.
To see the full story please click here.
Lord Ashcroft has offered an additional reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the New Zealand medal thieves. Click here for full story.
Lord Ashcroft, whose reward led to the return of the Country's stolen bravery medals, visits New Zealand. Click here for full story.
Lord Ashcroft voices his belief that Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher should be awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in Afghanistan. Click here for full story.
Spink announces they will be hosting an exhibition of fifty Victoria Crosses from the most important collection of these Awards ever formed. Click here for full story.
The Victoria Crosses stolen in New Zealand in December 2007 have been recovered with the help of Lord Ashcroft's reward, offered for information leading to their safe return. To view Lord Ashcroft's TV interview with NZTV on the medals recovery click here or to view a full newspaper article of the story click here.
To visit site and see full story please click here.
Lord Ashcroft offers reward for information leading to the recovery of the Victoria Crosses stolen in New Zealand on 02 December 2007. Click here for full story.
For the latest on the plight of Tul Bahadur Pun VC click here.
Click here for Daily Mail article, 29 May 2007.
I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news from South Africa that David Rattray has been murdered by intruders who broke into his home near Rorke's Drift. I find it difficult to comprehend that the life of a dear friend has been cut short in such a senseless and tragic way. More
Including a foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales, the President of the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association, this book is a moving testament to the many brave servicemen who have been awarded the Victoria Cross over the last 150 years. Their stories should not go unheard. The updated paperback version of Victoria Cross Heroes is due for release on 3 May 2007.
Since he was a boy Michael Ashcroft has been fascinated by the VC and by the daring circumstances in which each medal was won. Victoria Cross Heroes is the second book that he has written in two years.
The Victoria Cross is Britain's most prestigious military honour, awarded for valour in the presence of the enemy. From the Crimea to Iraq, it has been bestowed only 1,355 times, proving the recipients' bravery beyond all doubt - always facing mortal danger, sometimes a certain death.
In this short video the Prince of Wales introduces the channel five series Victoria Cross Heroes, which is being aired on channel five at 8pm on 18th and 25th November and 3rd December. Watch
In an exclusive interview Lord Ashcroft talks movingly about his rationale for building the collection and why it means so much to him. Watch