Product Description: This Miniature Air Force Cross medal is made from lead-free pewter that is silver plated. It is supplied with approximately 9cm of ribbon. The medal is mounted on an information card that is full colour with an image of a Supermarine S.6 on the front and has historical information about the medal on the reverse.
Information: Instituted: June 1918.
This decoration, awarded to officers and warrant 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 (the Air Force Medal having been discontinued) for non-operational gallantry in the air only (no longer for meritous service also).
Description: (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, the finials inscribed with the royal cypher. A central roundel depicts Hermes mounted on a hawk bestowing a wreath; (Reverse) the royal cypher and the date 1918.