Large RAF Award Series First Day Cover
Signed by 7 Victoria Cross recipients
Victoria Cross ~ RAF Awards Series ~ RAF (DM) 3
Awarded for an act or acts of the
“most Conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour
or self-sacrifice or extreme devotion to duty in the face of the enemy”
Group Captain Lord Leonard Cheshire
WWII Bomber Commander & humanitarian. Awarded 1944
Air Commodore Freddie West
WW1 fighter pilot. Awarded 1918
Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank
WWII Coastal Command Catalina pilot. Awarded 1944
Group Captain Len Trent
WWII Bomber Command Pilot & Great Escaper. Awarded 1946
Warrant Officer Norman Jackson
WWII Lancaster Flight Engineer. Awarded 1945
Wing Commander Roderick Learoyd
WWII RAF Hampden Pilot. Awarded 1940
Wing Commander Bill Reid
WWII Lancaster pilot. Awarded 1943
This cover is part of the DM Medal series of 19 flown covers illustrating the principal honours, decorations and campaign medals which have been awarded to members of the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force and Royal Air Force Regiment, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Fleet Air Arm.
Each cover which measures a large 32cm x 23cm carries the signatures of seven airmen, whose gallantry or leadership in the service of their country, has been recognised by the award shown.
It is also flown by the RAF with a flight cachet on the cover. There is also an illustration of the medal printed on silk and fixed to the cover.
A Fine condition cover complete with inserts.
Other covers in the series are also available – please enquire
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