Air Force Cross GVI - The AFC Medal | Empire Medals | British Military Medals
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Air Force Cross GVI
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The George VI version of the Air Force Cross is awarded to Officers and Warrant Officers of the Royal Air Force in recognition of gallantry in the air on non-operational missions. Subsequent awards are denoted by adding a 2nd award bar to the ribbon.

A silver bar ornamented by an eagle may be issued to AFC holders performing a further act of such gallantry which would have merited award of the AFC. Instituted in 1918, the Air Force Cross (AFC) was issued for acts of gallantry while flying on non active operations to warrant officers and officers of the Royal Air Force (RAF). It was later made available to equivalent ranks in the Royal Navy (RN) and Army for acts of gallantry in the air.

The equivalent award for the other ranks for acts of gallantry in the air on non active operations was the Air Force Medal (AFM), instituted at the same time as the AFC and which was also later made available to other ranks of the RN and Army.

 

Following the 1993 review, the AFM was discontinued and the AFC became available to all ranks of all services for exemplary gallantry in the air not in presence of the enemy. It is at the same level as the QueenÕs Gallantry Medal, which is awarded for the same degree of gallantry on land or at sea.

Mounting & Display Options

We have a number of options to mount and/or display your medals. To have your medal/s framed for display, please see our framing options. To 'do-it-yourself' please see our Accessories page. We offer a professional Medal Mounting Service, which can be added to your order by selecting the relevant options above. 

Swing Style Mounting

Medals are professionally mounted on a brooch bar using a variety of embroidery techniques and swing freely from the bar. This is the most common for of medal mounting, which produces a handsome finish to your medal or group of medals ready to be worn. The brooch bar has a secure pin on the reverse to be attached to your garment. A Medal Holder is available on which to attach the pin if you wish to protect your garment.

Medal Mounting Swing Style

Medal Mounting Court Style

Medals are professionally mounted on a brooch bar using a variety of embroidery techniques. Court Mounted medals have a stiff backing board with the corresponding ribbon running all the way dawn the back of the medal. This is a more formal style of medal mounting which produces a stunning finish to your medal or group of medals ready to be worn. The brooch bar has a secure pin on the reverse to be attached to your garment. A Medal Holder is available on which to attach the pin if you wish to protect your garment.

Medal Mounting Court Style

Send Your Medals To Us

If sending medals to us to be mounted, please use some form of registered service such as Royal Mail Special Delivery. You can select from a couple of options. We can send you the protective packaging and special delivery envelope that will be ready addressed for you. All you have to do is go to the Post Office and pay the required fee for the postage. We do not charge you for sending this packaging to you. You can also ask us to arrange a courier collection for your chosen address (UK only). This will cost £20 and we will contact you to arrange a relevant date and time. Please note that the courier will not be able to specify a time - the best we can arrange is morning or afternoon. 

This award was issued named ('named' being the term used for engraving). If the option is chosen, details will be diamond engraved on the reverse to MoD standard.

Medal Edge Engraving

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