List of Fleet Air Arm Honours and Awards 1939-1945
Distinguished Conduct Medal
(DCM)
awarded to FAA Personnel
 

 
 



 
 

TERMS

The DCM was awarded to Warrant Officers, non-commissioned officers, and men, serving in any of the sovereign's military forces, for distinguished conduct in the field. It was thus the second highest award for gallantry in action (after the Victoria Cross) for all army ranks below commissioned officers and was available to navy and air force personnel also for distinguished conduct in the field.

BARS

A silver, laurelled bar was awarded for a subsequent act or acts of distinguished conduct in the field.

NAMING

The rank, initials, surname and unit of the recipient are impressed in plain block capitals around the rim of the medal.

RIBBON

The crimson ribbon is 1.25 inches wide with a dark blue central stripe (0.375).

DATES

The DCM was created on 04 December 1854, because of the Crimea War.

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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