Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

The DFC was established on June 3rd, 1918, the birthday of King George V, and is awarded to Officers and Warrant officers for "an act or acts of valour and courage or devotion to duty performed whilst flying in active operations against the enemy". A straight silver bar is a further enhancement of the DFC, awarded for additional acts under the same terms as the cross.

The award has the shape of a silver cross and was designed by Edward Carter Preston. On the obverse aeroplane propellers are superimposed upon the vertical arms of the cross. Within a central winged roundel, encircled by a wreath of laurels and surmounted by a Imperial Crown, appear the letters RAF. In the central circle on the reverse the Royal Cyphers, GV, GVI, EIIR, appear above the date 1918. The year of issue is engraved on the lower arm of the award. The DFC is issued unnamed.
The ribbon is 1.25 inches wide, and consists of alternating violet and white stripes, each 0.125 inches wide, leaning at 45 degrees from the vertical. Until 1919, the stripes were horizontal.

During the Second World War a total of 20,354 DFCs were awarded, with approximately 1,550 first bars and 42 second bars. Honorary awards were made on 964 occasions to aircrew from other non-commonwealth countries.
A total of 4,018 first DFC's were awarded to RCAF personnel, plus 213 first bars and 6 second bars and also 358 to FAF/RAA/RNZAF persons in RCAF, plus 23 first bars. Also there were 247 DFC's awarded to Canadians in the RAF, plus 34 first bars.
New Zealand RNZAF personnel received 1,032 DFC Crosses, eighty four first bars and four second bars, one Cross was awarded to a member of the Royal New Zealand Navy.
A total of 44 Dutch airmen received the DFC.

Aanjesen, Ola Gert* August 30th, 1918

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Tait, James Brian "Willie"09-12-191631-08-2007 
Tamblyn, Hugh Norman Donald00-00-191703-04-1941 
Tan, Kay Hai10-03-191430-10-1991 
Tappin, Herbert Edward12-06-191809-01-2007 
Taylor, Alistair Lennox 04-12-1941 
Taylor, Harry Forbes McPherson 05-12-1943 
Taylor, John Stuart 12-07-1943 
Taylor, Norman 00-04-1948 
Taylor, Vernon William Charles 20-04-2008 
Temlett, Cyril Bernard 03-07-1942 
Tessier, Joseph Wilfrid Leandre00-00-1918  
Theobald, Wilfred Murray 12-06-1943 
Thiele, Keith Frederick "Jimmy"25-02-1921 more 
Thomas, Henry James "Jim"21-06-191715-12-1965 
Thomas, Rhys Henry   
Thompson, William Maurice Brought   
Thompson, Edward Carson19-08-1918  
Thompson, John00-00-1919 more 
Thompson, John Marlow "Tommy"16-08-191424-07-1994 
Thorbecke, Willem Henry04-07-1924  
Thorn, Edward Roland "Ted"15-04-191312-02-1946 
Thorogood, Laurence Arthur 00-12-2005 
Thurston, Harry Clive Edgar13-11-191900-00-1984more 
Tideman, Pieter Gerard16-01-191326-11-1985 
Toler, Thomas Ian Jodrell14-03-191223-08-2001 
Tomlinson, George Campbell00-12-190715-10-1995 
Townsend, Peter Wooldridge22-11-191419-06-1995more 
Toyne, William Arthur01-09-191725-04-1994 
Tozer, Jack   
Trainor, Hugh Charles "Charlie"17-07-191604-07-2004 
Treasure, George Henry Richmond22-05-191806-01-2007 
Trent, Leonard Henry14-04-191519-05-1986 
Trevor-Roper, Richard Algenon Dacre19-05-191531-03-1944 
Trigg, Lloyd Allan05-05-191411-08-1943more 
Triggs, Kenneth Robert   
Trobe, Jack Hewson28-06-191318-11-1986 
Trotman, Percival John Povey   
Truscott, Keith William "Bluey"17-05-191628-03-1943more 
Turkington, Robert Wilkinson13-06-192029-07-1945 
Turner, George Alexander   
Turner, Percival Stanley03-09-191323-07-1983 
Turner, Reginald Thomas Frederick00-00-191100-00-1995 
Turner, William Henry Nigel 26-01-1976 
Tweddle, William Douglas