Distinguished Flying Cross, Case of Issue

CATEGORY: Case of Issue

SKU: 02.GBR.0112.101.01.C.000

Estimated market value:

$140 USD

  • Distinguished Flying Cross, Case of Issue
  • Distinguished Flying Cross, Case of Issue
  • Distinguished Flying Cross, Case of Issue
  • Distinguished Flying Cross, Case of Issue

Estimated market value:

$140 USD


  • Country
    Great Britain
  • Size
    145mm x 77mm x 21mm

Physical Description and Item Details

United Kingdom. A Distinguished Flying Cross Case, by The Royal Mint

Hardshelled design on the lid and base, black pebbled exterior on all six sides, inscribed in gold-coloured ink "D.F.C." within an embossed rule, inside lid in white satin, padded and maker marked "ROYAL MINT", the base in off-white felt and incorporating a recessed medal bed, push release, dual-hinged, measuring 145 mm (w) x 77 mm (h) x 20.7 mm (d), both the white satin on the inside lid and the off-white felt on the medal felt exhibit soiling, the exterior free of scuffing, very fine.


The Distinguished Flying Cross was established on June 3, 1918, and officially outlined in the Royal Warrant of November 5, 1918. It was originally awarded to soldiers of the Commonwealth, although many of these nations have since established their own awards for gallantry in the air.

The Cross was first awarded to Warrant Officers and Commissioned Officers of the Royal Air Force in recognition of acts of valour performed in the air during combat. Since its creation, equivalent Officers in foreign air forces have been eligible to receive the award in recognition of distinguished flying service alongside British forces. In 1941, the award was extended to equivalent Officer ranks of the air branch of the Royal Navy. Since 1993, it has been open to all ranks of the British Armed Forces in recognition of acts of gallantry performed in the air in active military operations.

The Cross may be awarded multiple times to the same recipient, in which case a silver clasp is worn on the ribbon to denote each additional award. It may also be awarded posthumously. Recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters DFC.

There are multiple versions of the Cross that differ according to the royal cypher of the Sovereign on the reverse.


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