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Country: Great Britain
Established: 1854
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
The oldest British award for gallantry and second only to the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) was awarded to enlisted personnel, non-commissioned officers and warrant officers of any nation, in any branch of the service, for distinguished conduct in battle. For each subsequent act of gallantry, the recipient was awarded a silver, laurelled bar.

For services during the Great War, the London Gazette announced the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) to members of the flying services 103 times:

Airmen who received the DCM: 102
Airmen who received a first Bar to the DCM: 1
Recipients - World War I Aces
1 Alberry, Frank
19 Apr 1917*
2 Beales, Walter
26 Jun 1918*
3 Bouyer, Jean Georges
4 Carlin, Sydney
05 Aug 1915*
5 Coudouret, Louis Fernand
6 Cowell, John
18 Jul 1917*
7 Deighton, Ernest Arthur
07 Jun 1918*
8 Dyke, William Norman
9 Elton, Ernest John
26 Jun 1918*
10 Emsden, Leonard Herbert
18 Jun 1917*
* Gazetted
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