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Air Force Cross: CM.1141-2009

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Current Location: In storage


Mint: London
Ruler: George V (1910-36)
State: United Kingdom




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.


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

Legal notes

Given by Lester Watson through Cambridge in America, 2009

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 54.6 mm
Weight: 41.33 g

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009) by Watson, Lester


Production date: AD 1919-06-03


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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Central disc, Mercury holding staff and laurel wreath riding falcon right; background of feathered wings between arms of cross

  • Text: G
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Monogram inscription with engraving around

  • Text: GRJ / 1918
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1141-2009
Primary reference Number: 141235
Watson Catalogue: 25
Ordering: M-0024
Previous object number: LW.0024
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 January 2024 Last processed: Monday 15 January 2024

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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