For non-commissioned officers and men for act or acts of exceptional valour, courage, or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy.
Bars: For additional acts of bravery. (Bars as for DFC)
· George V, uncrowned coinage head, facing left.
· George VI, uncrowned coinage head, facing left.
Description: Oval, 1 3/8 inches, silver.
Reverse: Within a wreath of laurel, a representation of Athena Nike seated on an aeroplane, a hawk rising from her right arm above the words FOR COURAGE.
Mounting: A bomb attached to the clasp and ribbon by two wings.
Ribbon: 1 1/4 inches; Violet and White alternate bars, 1/16" wide at a 45 degree angle left to right. (until July 1919 the bars were horizontal).
Issued: George V -- 1; George VI --516 plus 1 bar
The medal award was originally announced in the London Gazette 4th November 1944
|Day of Investiture, 4th Dec 1945.
From left to Right. My Grandfather, Mother, Bert and Uncle Roland (RAF ground crew stationed in Malta during Seige of Malta
|This was how my Mothers family found out
Bert had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal