The Distinguished Flying Cross

DFC

Obverse:
A Cross flory terminated in the horizontal and basebars with bombs, the upper bar terminating with a rose, surmounted by another cross composed of aeroplane propellers charged in the centre with a roundel within a wreath of laurels a rose winged ensigned by an Imperial Crown thereon the letters R.A.F. and attached to the clasp and ribbon by two sprigs of laurel.

Reverse:
The Royal Cypher above the date 1918. Since 1939, the year of award has usually been recorded on the reverse side of the lower arm.

Size:
55mm across the arms of the cross.

Ribbon:
28mm wide, the ribbon is red with 5mm wide dark blue stripes at each edge. and white.

Suspension:
31mm wide, the ribbon is of equal sized 3mm diagonal stripes of mauve and white.