The Air Force Cross

AFC

Obverse:
A thunderbolt in the form of a cross, the arms conjoined by wings, the base bar terminating with a bomb surmounted by another cross composed of aeroplane propellers, the four ends enscribed with the letters G.V.R.I. In the centre a roundel, thereon a representation of Hermes mounted on a hawk in flight bestowing a wreath. The whole ensigned by an Imperial Crown and attached to the clasp and ribbon by two sprigs of laurel.

Reverse:
The Royal Cypher above the date 1918. Since 1939, the year of award has usually been recorded on the reverse side of the lower arm.

Size:
55mm across the horizontal arms of the cross and 60mm from the top of the crown to the end of the lower arm of the cross.

Ribbon:
32mm wide, the ribbon is of equal sized 3mm diagonal stripes of red and white.

Suspension:
By an ornate suspender bar consisting of two sprigs of laurel, through the bottom of which passes a ring, attaching the suspender bar to an eyelet attached to the top of the crown on the upper arm of the cross.