George V (1910-36); ruler
United Kingdom; state
Lester Watson Collection
Air Force Cross; denomination
Royal Air Force; subsubsubseries
The Air Force Cross was instituted in 1918 for award to officers and warrant officers of the new Royal Air Force for courage and devotion to duty while not in active operations against the enemy.
This medal was awarded to Lieutenant A. J. D. Peebles, RAF, and its award was noted in the London Gazette for the 3rd June 1919. Lester Watson purchased the medal from the London dealer Baldwin at some point before 1928.
London, mint, place
weight, 41.33, g
diameter, 54.6, mm
loan; 2005; Cambridge in America
Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, bt Baldwin before 1928
design; obverse; G; Central disc, Mercury holding staff and laurel wreath riding falcon right; background of feathered wings between arms of cross
design; reverse; GRJ / 1918; Monogram inscription with engraving around
Watson Catalogue; 25
previous object number; LW.0024
Imagery of War.
Catalogue number: 91
British and other Campaign and Gallantry Medals From the Collection of Lester Watson (d. 1959).
Air Force Cross (Geo. V): Lieut. A.J.D. Peebles, RAF (privately engraved).
London Gazette 3 June 1919.London: HM Stationery Office
Source Title: London Gazette(3-June-1919)
Object Number: CM.1141-2009
(Coins and Medals)
(record id: 141235; input: 2007-03-27; modified: 2016-06-30)