Category: Distinguished Flying Medal

Categories: British Isles and Ireland, Military Decorations | Commonwealth of Nations, Military Decorations

This category contains profiles of recipients of the Distinguished Flying Medal
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)

Until 1993, the Distinguished Flying Medal was a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom) and the other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy".

The medal was established on 3 June 1918. It was the other ranks' equivalent to the Distinguished Flying Cross, which was awarded to commissioned officers and Warrant Officers, although the latter could also be awarded the DFM. The decoration ranked below the DFC in order of precedence, between the Military Medal and the Air Force Medal. Recipients of the Distinguished Flying Medal are entitled to use the post-nominal letters "DFM".

It was announced in the London Gazette on 3 June 1918, but the actual Royal Warrants were not published in the London Gazette until 5 December 1919.

In 1993, the DFM was discontinued and, since then, the Distinguished Flying Cross can be awarded to personnel of all ranks.
See: Distinguished Flying Medal

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Person Profiles (18)


09 Jan 1921 Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand - 20 May 1944 photo
abt 1921 Leyburn, Yorkshire, England - 18 Feb 1944
15 Mar 1922 North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 09 Aug 1995 photo
abt 1918 Ontario, Canada - 17 May 1943 photo


22 Dec 1918 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 23 Aug 1991 photo


30 Aug 1912 Gore, Southland, New Zealand - 13 Jul 2001


05 Feb 1922 Coventry, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom - 2007

F cont.

abt 07 Mar 1920 Ashgrove, Queensland, Australia - abt 07 Mar 1985


abt 1923 - 16 May 1943
27 Sep 1917 Sandgate, Queensland, Australia - abt 2012
- 17 May 1943


14 Feb 1914 Houghton, Michigan, USA - 22 Oct 1976 photo


09 Aug 1913 Rubyvale, Queensland, Australia - 04 Feb 1990


abt 1920 - 17 May 1943


1920s Privacy Level: Private with Public Family Tree (Yellow)


01 Dec 1903 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia - 10 Dec 1952


abt 1923 Yorkshire, England - 10 May 1944


29 Jun 1915 Lismore, New South Wales, Australia - 31 Aug 1943 photo

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