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Distinguished Flying Cross
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The Distinguished Flying Cross was established for Officers and Warrant Officers of the RAF for acts of valour against the enemy whilst in the air. The 'DFC' is issued unnamed however WW2 issues were engraved with the year of issue on the lower limb of the cross.

Established in June 1918 and originally worn from a ribbon with horizontal stripes of the same colouring. 

The cross is identical from the front for all issues haveing the appropriate sovereigns cipher on the reverse centre. This replica does not have a cipher on the reverse and is therefore used to represent all issues. 

1100 were issued during World War One with 70 recipients receiving a bar and 3 recieving Two bars. A further 130 crosses were awarded during the period 1920-1936 with 20 bars and 4 second bars. The second World War saw the greatest number of awards of the DFC, the majority of which carry the year of award on the lower arm of the cross. During this period, 20,000 crosses, 1550 bars and 42 second bars were awarded making it the most awarded gallantry medal of the war. 

A further 65 crosses were awarded between 1948 and 1952. To date less than 300 awards of the cross have been made during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Bars are indiciated by wearing a rosette on the ribbon when ribbons alone are worn.

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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