In this special Remembrance Day podcast, Mark Smith and Harry Bucknall spotlight incredible tales of gallantry that deserved the highest recognition possible.

From the selfless sacrifice of NHS staff during the pandemic, to the grit and heroism of the people of Malta during World War Two – gallantry and extraordinary moments of self-sacrifice are like a golden thread woven through our history. These fleeting moments of extreme danger expose the rarest of traits – gallantry – where one places the lives of those around oneself higher than their own.