Distinguished Flying Cross


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Distinguished Flying Cross

n. Abbr. DFC
1. A US military decoration awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement in aerial combat.
2. A British military decoration awarded to officers of the Royal Air Force for extraordinary achievement.

Distin′guished Fly′ing Cross`


n.
1. a U.S. military decoration awarded for heroic or extraordinary achievement while on aerial duty.
2. a British military decoration awarded for similar achievement while in flying operations against an enemy. Abbr.: D.F.C.
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Noun1.Distinguished Flying Cross - a United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flightDistinguished Flying Cross - a United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flight
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
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'This is the Distinguished Flying Cross. We don't hand many of these out.'
Spanner, from Toronto, was awarded with a Distinguished Flying Cross, a War Medal 1939-1945, a 1939-1945 Star, an Air Crew Europe Star and the Caterpillar Club brooch.
Flt Lt Hansford said: "I feel incredibly proud to have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, yet lucky to be in this position when I am confident that any other pilot on the squadron or Typhoon Force would have achieved equal success if tasked with the same mission.
| The collection includes a portrait of Pilot Officer Vivian Parry, who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
But within three months, he was involved in the Battle of Taranto which contributed to his first Distinguished Flying Cross. And thereafter, many gallantry awards came "Warby's" way.
"Old" awards such as the DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross) and MM (Military Medal) still appear--sadly, too often in obituaries.
Warrant Officer Nicol was the pilot of the RAF 86 Squadron Liberator aircraft which attacked the U-534, and was honoured with the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for his actions.
A heroic helicopter pilot is only the second RAF woman to be given a Distinguished Flying Cross.
Mr Ayerst, who was awarded the A Distinguished Flying Cross in December 1944, Y=ew Spitres on intruder sorties over France before and during D-Day, on bomber escort duty against Germany's V-weapons sites and in support of weapons sites and in support of Vmass daylight raids.
A command pilot with more than 4,300 hours primarily in bombers, he flew sorties over Iraq and Afghanistan for which he was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross with "V" device.
Ivan Whittaker was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Vivian Nicholson was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal and Bill Garget the Distinguished Service Order.
Wing Commander Bransome "Branse" Burbridge, now 92, brought down 21 enemy aircraft and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and Distinguished Flying Cross.

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