Guy Gibson_vc_dambusters_replica Victoria Cross Medal_distinguished Flying Cross
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Guy Gibson_vc_dambusters_replica Victoria Cross Medal_distinguished Flying Cross:
Guy Gibson VC Dambusters Fame & Film Replica Medals
This is Guy Gibson's Full Medal Entitlement
Medal entitlement of:
Wing Commander Guy Penrose GIBSON
617 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) & Bar
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) & Bar
1939 - 45 Star
Air Crew Europe Star + clasp "France & Germany"
War Medal (1939 - 45)
Engraving on reverse of Victoria Cross:
ACT. W/CDR. G. P. GIBSON. R.A.F.
NO. 617 SQUADRON
22ND MAY 1943
Introduced as the premier award for gallantry, available for all ranks, to cover all actions since the outbreak of the Crimean War in 1854. A cross pattee. On the obverse a lion statant gardant on the royal crown, with the words FOR VALOUR on a semi-circular scroll. The Cross is suspended by a ring from a seriffed 'V' attached to a suspension bar decorated with laurel leaves. Crimson ribbon.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER
The DSO was instituted on 6 September 1886 by Queen Victoria in a Royal Warrant published in the London Gazette on 9 November. It is typically awarded to offericers ranked Major (or its equivalent) or higher, but the honour has sometimes been awarded to especially valorous junior officers. A cross with curved ends overlaid with white enamel. The obverse shows an enamel laurel wreath enclosing an imperial crown. This medal is uniface, with the reverse left blank and marked 'Copy'. Ribbon is crimson with dark blue edges.
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS
Established for officers and warrant officers of the R.A.F. in respect of acts of valour while flying in active operations against the enemy. A cross flory terminating with a rose, surmounted by another cross made of propellor blades charged in the centre with a roundel within a laurel wreath. The horizontal arms bear wings and the crowned R.A.F. monogram at the centre. The cross is suspended from a bar decorated with a sprig of laurel. Ribbon has diagonal alternative stripes of white and deep purple.
1939 - 1945 STAR
Awarded to personnel who had completed six months of service, between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945, in specified operational commands overseas. Any service curtailed by death, injury or capture also qualified. The six pointed star has a circular centre with the GRI / VI monogram, surmounted by a crown and inscribed THE 1939-1945 STAR round the foot. Ribbon is equal stripes of dark blue, red and light blue symbolising the Royal Navy, Army and RAF respectively.
AIR CREW EUROPE STAR
Awarded for operational flying from UK bases over Europe, for a period of two months between 3rd September 1939 and 4th June 1944. This star is by far the most coveted of all the Second World War stars. The six pointed star has a circular centre with the GRI / VI monogram,surmounted by a crown and inscribed THE AIR CREW EUROPE STAR round the foot. Ribbon is pale blue (the sky) with black edges (night flying) and a narrow yellow stripe on either side (enemy search lights).
WAR MEDAL 1939/45
Awarded to all full time personnel of the armed forces wherever they were serving, so long as they served for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. The obverse shows aneffigy of King George VI and the reverse a triumphant lion trampling on a dragon symbolising the Axis powers. Ribbon has a narrow red stripe in the centre, with narrow white stripes either side, broad red stripes at either edge and two intervening stripes of blue.
All the medals in this group are either as they were issued in 1945 or Die Struck here in UK
VICTORIA CROSS is a DIECAST MEDAL
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER Made in UK including ENAMELLING
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS is a DIE STRUCK Medal
1939-1945 STAR ORIGINAL AS ISSUED
AIR CREW EUROPE STAR is a DIE STRUCK Medal
WAR MEDAL 1939/45 ORIGINAL AS ISSUED
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