Product Description: This Miniature Distinguished Flying 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 a fold-over information card that is full colour with an image of Hurricanes attacking bombers on the front and has historical information about the medal on the reverse.
Information: Instituted: June 1918.
Established for officers and warrant officers of the RAF in respect of acts of valour while flying in active operations against the enemy. The DFC is issued unnamed but Second World War crosses usually have the year of issue engraved on the reverse. After the 1993 review of gallantry awards it was decided that this medal could be awarded to both officers and other ranks; the Distinguished Flying Medal having been discontinued.
Description: (Obverse) a cross flory terminating with a rose, surmounted by another cross made of propeller blades charged in the centre with a roundel within a laurel wreath. The horizontal arms bear wings and a crowned RAF monogram at the centre; (Reverse) the royal cypher above the date 1918. The cross is suspended from a bar decorated with a sprig of laurel.