Distinguished Flying Medal DFM GVI Full Size
Ribbon: Originally purple and white horizontal stripes but since July 1919 thirteen narrow diagonal stripes alternating white and purple.
Original Metal: Silver.
Size: 42mm tall; 34mm wide.
Description: An oval medal, (obverse) the sovereign’s effigy; (reverse) Athena Nike seated on an aeroplane, with a hawk rising from her hand. Originally undated, but the date 1918 was added to the reverse with the advent of the George VI obverse. The medal is suspended by a pair of wings from a straight bar.