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.

 

DFC = Distinguished Flying Cross

 

6th Airborne Division

 

Bar to the Distinguished Flying Cross

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Maj James Alexander Dale DFC

The Glider Pilot Regiment

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The Distinguished Flying Cross

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Lt Aubrey Earle Pickwoad

The Glider Pilot Regiment

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Lt Thomas Whiteley Taylorson

The Glider Pilot Regiment

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Royal Air Force

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

WO Balmer

570 Squadron

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WO Farrow

295 Squadron

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F/Lt Kingdon

295 Squadron

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Sqdn Ldr Merrick

295 Squadron

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F/Lt Richardson

295 Squadron

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