The George Cross, the highest medal awarded for civilian bravery in the UK (and, formerly, the British Empire). It was awarded to the island of Malta following the bombings in the Second World War; the usage "Malta, GC" was current for a while before the country withdrew from the Commonwealth under Dom Mintoff.

In cycle racing, General Classification, the overall standings on time in a stage race: "Ullrich is four minutes down on GC.