Distinguished Flying Cross DFC EIIR Full Size
Instituted: June 1918.
Ribbon: 30mm originally horizontal but since June 1919 diagonal alternate stripes of white and deep purple.
Original Metal: Silver.
Size: Height 60mm; max. width 54mm.
Description: (Obverse) a cross flory terminating with a rose, surmounted by another cross made of propeller blades charged in the centre with a roundel within a laurel wreath. The horizontal arms bear wings and the crowned RAF monogram at the centre; (reverse) the royal cypher above the date 1918. The cross is suspended from a bar decorated with a sprig of laurel.
NB. Replica medals do not have the Royal Cipher on the reverse.