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Country: Great Britain
Established: 9 November 1886
Criteria:
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) was awarded to military officers for individual instances of meritorious or distinguished service in war. Recipients usually received it for combat against the enemy. For additional acts of gallantry, a bar was issued.

For services during the Great War, the London Gazette announced the award of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) to members of the flying services 304 times:

Airmen who received the DSO: 275
Airmen who received a first Bar to the DSO: 27
Airmen who received a second Bar to the DSO: 2
 
Recipients - World War I Aces
11 Carpenter, Peter
16 Sep 1918*
12 Carter, Albert Desbrisay
DSO - 18 Jul 1918*
Bar - 16 Sep 1918*
13 Claxton, William Gordon
02 Nov 1918*
14 Cobby, Arthur Henry
02 Nov 1918*
15 Cole, Adrian Trevor
16 Collishaw, Raymond
DSO - 11 Aug 1917*
Bar - 21 Sep 1918*
17 Coningham, Arthur
09 Jan 1918*
18 Coppens de Houthulst, Willy Omer François Jean
19 Cunningham, Jack Armand
01 Jan 1919*
20 Dallas, Roderic Stanley
26 Apr 1918*
* Gazetted
 
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