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Country: Great Britain
Established: 3 June 1918; revised 24 July 1918
Air Force Cross (AFC)
The Air Force Cross (AFC) was awarded to officers and warrant officers for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy. The decoration was also granted to individuals who were not in the Air Force but rendered distinguished service in aviation in actual flying.

For services during the Great War, the London Gazette announced the award of the Air Force Cross (AFC) to members of the flying services 679 times:

Airmen who received the Air Force Cross: 677
Airmen who received a first Bar to the Air Force Cross: 2
Recipients - World War I Aces
31 Smith, Ross MacPherson
03 Jun 1919*
32 Sowrey, Frederick
01 Jan 1919*
33 Stewart, Oliver
02 Nov 1918*
34 Stubbs, John Stevenson
02 Nov 1918*
35 Thomas, Meredith
03 Jun 1919*
36 Wright, William Alan
01 Jan 1919*
* Gazetted
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