HC Deb 27 February 1940 vol 357 c1909W
Sir A. Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many awards of the Air Force Cross and Air Force Medal have been made, since these decorations were inaugurated in 1918, to individuals not belonging to the Royal Air Force who have rendered distinguished service to aviation in actual flying?

Sir K. Wood

Since the amendment of the Royal Warrant in 1932, only members of the Royal Air Force and the Dominion Air Forces have been eligible for the award of the decorations referred to. Prior to that date, six awards of the Air Force Cross and three of the Air Force Medal were made to civilians.