Similar to the Distinguished Flying Cross in that it may only be awarded for an act of exceptional valour, courage, or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy, the Distinguished Flying Medal was awarded to NCO's and other ranks. The medal features the head of the reigning Monarch with an effigy of Athena Nike on the reverse, bearing a Hawk with spread wings, and the words "For Courage". The medal is hung from a white ribbon with purple diagonal stripes.

 

KIA = Killed in Action

 

6th Airborne Division

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

S/Sgt Ernest John Baker

The Glider Pilot Regiment

KIA 25/09/44

S/Sgt Richard Banks

The Glider Pilot Regiment

KIA 19/09/44

S/Sgt Geoffrey Sydney Barkway

The Glider Pilot Regiment

-

S/Sgt Stanley George Bone

The Glider Pilot Regiment

-

S/Sgt Edgar England

The Glider Pilot Regiment

-

S/Sgt William Charles Herbert

The Glider Pilot Regiment

-

S/Sgt Phillip Allan Hobbs

The Glider Pilot Regiment

Wounded

S/Sgt Roy Allan Howard

The Glider Pilot Regiment

-

S/Sgt David Fisher Kerr

The Glider Pilot Regiment

-

S/Sgt Stanley Pearson

The Glider Pilot Regiment

-

S/Sgt Jim Wallwork

The Glider Pilot Regiment

-