|List of Fleet
Air Arm Honours and Awards 1939-1945
awarded to FAA Personnel
TERMSThe Air Force Medal is awarded to non-commissioned officers and men for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty performed whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy.
BARA straight slip-on silver bar is awarded for a further act that would have warranted the medal. The year of the award is engraved on the back of the bar.
RIBBONThe ribbon is 1.25 inches wide, and consists of alternate red and white stripes (0.0625 [1/16]" wide) leaning 45 degrees to the left. A red stripe is to appear in the bottom left and upper right corners when viewed on the wearer's chest. Until 1919, the stripes were horizontal.
NAMINGThe medal is engraved with the service number, rank, initials, surname and service of the recipient. The engraving was very crude due to the convex nature of the edge of the medals. During WWI the medal was impressed.
DATESThe AFM was instituted on 03 June 1918.
For information on Fleet Air Arm campaign medal rolls and individual awards contact the relevant Armed Services Medal Offices.
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