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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
51 McCloughry, Edgar James Kingston
03 Dec 1918*
52 McCudden, James Thomas Byford
05 Jul 1918*
53 McKeever, Andrew Edward
04 Feb 1918
54 Mulock, Redford Henry
DSO - 22 Jun 1916
Bar - 26 Apr 1918*
55 Peck, Arthur Hicks
16 Aug 1918*
56 Quigley, Frank Granger
22 Jun 1918*
57 Reid, George Ranald MacFarlane
01 Jan 1919*
58 Rhys Davids, Arthur Percival Foley
18 Mar 1918*
59 Sanday, William Douglas Stock
20 Oct 1916*
60 Shepherd, Alfred Seymour
17 Sep 1917*
* Gazetted
 
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