A cross flory, 2.125 inches wide, with bars
terminated with a rose.
A cross flory terminating with a rose,
surmounted by another cross made of propeller
blades charged in the centre with a roundel within
a laurel wreath. The horizontal arms bear wings
and the crowned RAF monogram at the centre.
In the central circle the Royal Cypher (GV,
GVI, EIIR) appears above the date 1918. The year
of issue is engraved on the lower arm.
The straight bar has two sprigs of laurel at
the bottom which form a slot for a king ring to
attach it to the small ring at the top of the
The ribbon is 1.25 inches wide, and consists of
alternating deep purple and white stripes (0.125
wide) leaning to the left at 45 degrees from the
vertical. The deep purple colour is to appear in
the bottom left and upper right corners when
viewed on the wearer's chest. Until 1919,
the stripes were horizontal.
The award was established on 03 June 1918, the
birthday of King George V.
Height 60mm; Max Width 54mm