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Distinguished Flying Cross (UK) Recipients

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  • General Tadeusz Władysław Sawicz (1914 - 2011)
    Tadeusz Sawicz was a Polish World War II fighter pilot. He served in the Polish Air Force, and after the fall of Poland, he served in the Polish and allied units in France and United Kingdom. He was th...
  • John Wooldridge (1919 - 1958)
    John De Lacy Wooldridge , DSO, DFC & Bar, DFM (18 July 1919 – 27 October 1958) was a Royal Air Force officer and bomber pilot, and a British film composer.
  • Carl Raymond Davis, F/Lt. (1911 - 1940)
    Carl Raymond Davis was born in South Africa of American parents and was sent to Sherborne College in Britain at the age of 13. He later studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and McGill University, Mont...
  • Ian Kenneth Sefton Joll, DFC (1920 - 1977)
    Ian Kenneth Sefton Joll was born on 3rd February 1920 at East Grinstead and was educated at Hurstpierpoint College. He joined 604 Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force in March 1939 and was called to full-tim...

The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) - United Kingdom is the third-level military decoration

Instituted on 3rd June 1918.

Awarded to officers and warrant officers of the Royal Air Force for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty while flying on active operations against the enemy.

A bar is added to the medal ribbon for subsequent acts of valour, for which a subsequent D.F.C. would be awarded. Recipients of the medal are entitled to use the letters D.F.C. after their name. The medal was issued with no inscription of the recipient's name.

During the First World War there were about 1,100 D.F.C. awards.

It is equivalent to the Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C) for acts of valour at sea and the Military Cross (M.C.) for acts of valour on land.

This silver medal was designed by the medallist E Carter Preston. He was the winner of the design for the Next of Kin Memorial Plaque.


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