Product Description: This Miniature Military medal is made from lead-free pewter. The medal is mounted on a fold-over information card that is full colour with an image of a Sopwith 1½ Strutter on the front and has historical information about the medal on the reverse.
Information: Instituted on 25th March 1916.
Awarded to Non-commissioned Officers and men of the Army (including Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Division) for individual or associated acts of bravery that did not merit the Distinguished Conduct Medal. In June 1916 it was extended to women. 115,600 medals were awarded during the First World War and over 15,000 during World War II. The Military Cross has replaced this medal, which is now available to officers and other ranks.
Description: (Obverse) the sovereign’s effigy – six types; (Reverse) the crowned royal cypher above the inscription FOR BRAVERY IN THE FIELD, enclosed in a wreath.
The cover image shows a Sopwith 1½ Strutter of the RFC flying over advancing British Infantry and a Mark I tank during the Battle of the Somme, 1916.