This section lists the medals and awards given to men of the 1st Airborne Division and their supporting units for actions during the Battle of Arnhem or in subsequent events connected to it. I have little information on decorations awarded to the 52nd US Troop Carrier Wing, RAF, and RASC Air Despatch Units, so help with any of these would be much appreciated. Where possible I have tried to indicate the individuals unit and their status after the battle - killed, wounded, POW, evader, or evacuated - but a number of these details are unknown to me, so if you can help fill in the blanks, or if you can spot any inaccuracies, please do let me know by writing to


Victoria Cross (VC)


The Most Honourable Order Of The Bath

The Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire


Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

Military Cross (MC)

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)


Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)

Military Medal (MM)

Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)


Mentioned In Despatches (MID)

Commander In Chief's (C-in-C) Certificate


Dutch Awards


Militaire Willemsorde

Bronzen Leeuw

Bronzen Kruis


Huisorde Van Oranje


US Awards


Legion of Merit

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Bronze Star

Purple Heart


Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal


Polish Awards


Krzyz Srebrny Ord Woj Virtuti Militari Klasy V

Krzyz Walecznych

Srebrny Krzyz Zaslugi Mieczami

Bronzowy Krzyz Zaslugi Mieczami