The oldest British award for gallantry and second only to the Victoria Cross,
the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) was awarded to enlisted personnel, non-commissioned officers and warrant officers of any nation, in any branch of the service, for distinguished conduct in battle. For each subsequent act of gallantry, the recipient was awarded a silver, laurelled bar.
For services during the Great War, the London Gazette announced the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) to members of the flying services 103 times:
Airmen who received the DCM: 102
Airmen who received a first Bar to the DCM: 1