This decoration, awarded to officers and warrent officers of the RAF, was instituted in 1918 for gallantry on non-operational missions and for meritous service on flying duties. Since the 1993 review of gallantry awards it is now available to all ranks.
Obverse - the cross consists of a thunderbolt, the arms conjoined by wings, base bar terminating in a bomb, surmounted by another cross of aeroplane propellers. A central roundel depicts Hermes mounted on a hawk. Reverse - the royal cypher and the date 1918.
This reproduction Air Force Cross medal is made from silver plated lead-free pewter. It is supplied on a red and white ribbon attached to a card with an image of a Supermarine S.6 aeroplane on the front and historical information on the reverse.