List of Fleet Air Arm Honours and Awards 1939-1945
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
awarded to FAA Personnel



Conspicious Gallantry Medal



The medal was awarded to Chief Petty Officers, Petty Officers and men of the navy (or army or air force personnel of equal rank serving with the fleet) who distinguished themselves by acts of pre-eminent bravery in action with the enemy.


A silver, laurelled bar was awarded for additional acts of pre-eminent bravery.


The ribbon is 1.25 inches wide; consists of three equal stripes: dark blue, white, and dark blue.


On 13 August 1855, a modified MSM with the inscription: FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY was instituted for the Crimea War.
The Conspicuous Gallantry Medal was introduced on 07 July 1874. 
The CGM was amended when DSM was introduced on 14 October 1914. 
List of Fleet Air Arm TAG recipients of the CGM
  • DA Bunce 825 sqdn
For information on Fleet Air Arm campaign medal rolls and individual awards contact the relevant Armed Services Medal Offices. 
  • Navy: Ministry of Defence, NPP Acs 3 (b) 4, HMS Centurion, Grange Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO13 9XA, UK
  • Royal Air Force: Ministry of Defence, CS Sec 1d, Room F93, Building 256, HQ RAF PTC, RAF Innsworth, Gloucestershire GL3 1EZ, UK
  • Royal Marines: Ministry of Defence, Drafting and Record Office, Royal Marines, HMS Centurion; Grange Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO13 9XA, UK 
  • Merchant Navy: Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1EG. 
Royal Navy Ministry of Defence Website Royal Navy: Sources of Information. Online information: How to obtain Royal Navy Service Records & Medals

Last Modified: 5 April 2001

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