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Maker(s):

London; mint
George V (1910-36); ruler
United Kingdom; state
London; mint

Collection:

Lester Watson Collection

Category:

medal

Name(s):

Air Force Cross; denomination
medals; Series
Military; subseries
Britain; subsubseries
Royal Air Force; subsubsubseries

Date:

1919-06-03

Description:

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.

Production
Place (legacy):

London, mint, place

Production
Note:

privately engraved

Technique:

struck

Material:

silver

Dimension(s):

weight, 41.33, g
diameter, 54.6, mm

Acquisition:

loan; 2005; Cambridge in America

Provenance:

Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, bt Baldwin before 1928

Inscription(s):

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

Alternative
Number(s):

Watson Catalogue; 25
ordering; M-0024
previous object number; LW.0024

Exhibition(s):

Imagery of War.
Catalogue number: 91

Documentation:

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)
p. 7034

Accession:

Object Number: CM.1141-2009
(Coins and Medals)
(record id: 141235; input: 2007-03-27; modified: 2016-06-30)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/141235



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