The Distinguished Flying Cross, established in June 1918, was by its nature traditionally an RAF distinction, however it was widened to include members of the Glider Pilot Regiment. It was awarded to Officers and Warrant Officers for an act of valour or devotion to duty whilst flying in the face of the enemy. The cross has a bomb at the end of each arm; the vertical arms feature an embossed propellar, while the horizontal have wings which support a laurel wreath and rose at the centre of the design. The white ribbon has a series of diagonal purple lines running parallel.

 

AFC = Air Force Cross

DFC = Distinguished Flying Cross

RCAF = Royal Canadian Air Force

RNZAF = Royal New Zealand Air Force

 

1st Airborne Division

 

Name

Unit

Maj John Frank Bernard Blatch

Glider Pilot Regiment

Capt Christopher Bradford Dodwell

Glider Pilot Regiment

Maj Stewart Cathie Griffiths

Glider Pilot Regiment

Lt George Rose Innes Masters Stokes

Glider Pilot Regiment

Maj Thomas Ian Jodrell Toler

Glider Pilot Regiment

 

Royal Air Force

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

F/O V. J. Blake

644 Squadron

RCAF

F/Lt A. C. Blythe

437 Squadron

RCAF

Wing Cdr M. Booth DFC

271 Squadron

-

F/Lt D. J. Boyer

295 Squadron

-

Sqdn Ldr G. H. Briggs

298 Squadron

-

F/O A. McP. Campbell

512 Squadron

-

W/O K. C. Cranfield

233 Squadron

-

Sqdn Ldr Rex Daniel AFC

48 Squadron

-

F/Lt W. J. Dawson

620 Squadron

-

F/Lt Jimmy Edwards

271 Squadron

Wounded, (ref.)

F/O S. S. Finlay

48 Squadron

RCAF

F/O G. P. Hagerman

437 Squadron

RCAF

F/O H. H. Hancock

299 Squadron

-

F/O Dennis Henden Hardwick

299 Squadron

-

W/O B. H. Harvey

299 Squadron

-

P/O H. Hoysted

196 Squadron

-

F/Lt A. Hudson

570 Squadron

-

F/Lt B. P. Legge

575 Squadron

-

F/Lt A. McCampbell DFC

196 Squadron

-

F/O M. R. S. Mackay

48 Squadron

-

F/Lt A. C. Mackie DFC

271 Squadron

-

F/O Harry McKinley

575 Squadron

Wounded, (ref.)

P/O R. S. Middleton

190 Squadron

-

F/O F. E. Pascoe

190 Squadron

-

F/O L. H. Patee

48 Squadron

-

F/Lt W. B. Pearson

512 Squadron

RCAF

Sqdn Ldr C. H. Potter

295 Squadron

RCAF

F/Lt A. E. Saunders

512 Squadron

-

WO Albert Smith

575 Squadron

Wounded

Sqdn Ldr P. D. Squires DFC

271 Squadron

-

Sqdn Ldr J. Stewart

570 Squadron

-

P/O N. W. Sutherland

190 Squadron

RNZAF

F/O A. Turnbull

644 Squadron

-