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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
31 Green, Gilbert Ware Murlis
18 Jun 1917*
Bar - 18 Dec 1917*
32 Hawker, Lanoe George
08 May 1915*
33 Hazell, Tom Falcon
08 Feb 1919*
34 Holliday, Fred Parkinson
25 Aug 1917*
35 Howell, Cedric Ernest
02 Nov 1918*
36 Jones, James Ira Thomas
02 Nov 1918*
37 Keeble, Noel
38 Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick, William John Charles
17 Sep 1917*
39 King, Elwyn Roy
40 Kinkead, Samuel Marcus
01 Apr 1920*
* Gazetted
 
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