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Country: Great Britain
Established: 3 June 1918; revised 24 July 1918
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
During the Great War, the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) was "awarded to Non-Commissioned Officers and Men for acts of gallantry when flying in active operations against the enemy." Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1918

For services during the Great War, the London Gazette announced the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) to members of the flying services 110 times:

Airmen who received the DFM: 108
Airmen who received a first Bar to the DFM: 2
Recipients - World War I Aces
11 Newland, Arthur Ernest
DFM - 21 Sep 1918*
Bar - 03 Dec 1918*
12 Robinson, Charles Victor
18 Nov 1919*
13 Shannon, Christopher James
01 Jan 1919*
* Gazetted
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