WWII Distinguished Flying Medals for British Soldiers

Records: 5,276 · Complete: 100%

Approximately six and a half thousand Distinguished Flying Medals were awarded for the Second World War, but many were gazetted without citation. Even a substantial number of ‘immediate’ citations were often just abstracts from the actual Recommendation. The original Recommendations were deposited in the Public Record Office (PRO), but the random organisation of these voluminous manuscript files made it difficult or impossible to locate a particular record. Additionally a significant number of Recommendations are missing. The mammoth task of transcribing from the PRO files all surviving Recommendations for the Second Commanding into database form has been completed. Where no Recommendation were found (probably destroyed), the relevant press release is entered. Of the 6463 D.F.M.s (and 56 bars) awarded to non-commissioned Officers and Airmen of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, all but 164 are shown with the full Recommendation or relevant press release.The DFM is the RAF equivalent of the DCM, hard won by brave men of the Air force of Britain and her Colonies many of whom became casualties.

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Publication Title
WWII Distinguished Flying Medals for British Soldiers
Total Records
Records: 5,276 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
Naval and Military Press logoNaval and Military Press
Published on Fold3
March 23, 2017
Last Updated
March 23, 2017
Description
A listing of approximately six thousand British recipients of the Distinguished Flying Medal from WWII.