This section lists the medals and awards given to men of the 1st Airborne Division and their supporting units for actions during the invasion of Sicily or in subsequent events connected to it. I have no information on decorations awarded to the 51st US Troop Carrier Wing, RAF, 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 let me know by writing to


George Cross (GC)

George Medal (GM)


The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire


Air Force Cross (AFC)

Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

Military Cross (MC)

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)


Air Force Medal (AFM)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)

Military Medal (MM)

Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)


Mentioned In Despatches (MiD)