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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
21 Darwin, Charles John Wharton
08 Feb 1919*
22 Drummond, Roy Maxwell
DSO - 24 Aug 1918*
Bar - 26 Jul 1918*
23 Evans, Henry Cope
22 Sep 1916*
24 Fonck, René Paul
25 Frew, Matthew Brown
16 Aug 1918*
26 Fullard, Philip Fletcher
06 Apr 1918*
27 Gilmour, John Ingles
03 Aug 1918*
28 Goble, Stanley James
16 Feb 1917*
29 Goode, Harry King
08 Feb 1919*
30 Graham, Ronald
17 Nov 1917*
* Gazetted
 
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