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Country: Great Britain
Established: 5 February 1856
Criteria:
Victoria Cross (VC)
Great Britain's highest award, the Victoria Cross (VC), was awarded for most conspicuous bravery, a daring or preeminent act of valour, self sacrifice or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.

During the Great War, the Victoria Cross (VC) was awarded more than 600 times. Only 19 of the recipients were airmen of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service.
 
 
Recipients - World War I Aces
1 Ball, Albert
8 Jun 1917*
2 Barker, William George
30 Nov 1918*
3 Beauchamp-Proctor, Andrew Frederick Weatherby
30 Nov 1918*
4 Bishop, William Avery
11 Aug 1917*
5 Hawker, Lanoe George
24 Aug 1915*
6 Jerrard, Alan
01 May 1918*
7 Mannock, Edward Corringham
18 July 1919*
8 McCudden, James Thomas Byford
02 Apr 1918*
9 Rees, Lionel Wilmot Brabazon
05 Aug 1916*
* Gazetted
 
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