Awards Totals for WW2 for the Air Forces.

Ever wondered what were the most often awarded decorations in WW2 for the Air Forces?

Following is an extract of the numbers awarded. Mentions-in-Dispatches areĀ  the most numerous and most would be surprised to know that the DFC which is next tops the list. DFMs are 30% of the DFC Total and AFCs are just around 10% of the DFCs awarded.

Everything else is a small subset of these the totals for the top two.


Numbers Awarded Honour / Award
42710 MiD
20927 DFC
6484 DFM
2481 AFC
2338 MBE
2320 BEM
1422 OBE
1222 DSO
548 CBE
292 AFM
131 MM
107 CGM
85 MC
44 KBE
30 VC
27 GC
81175 Total

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