Air Efficiency Award

Air Efficiency Award.  An oval silver medal, 1.5 inches long, 1.25 inches wide.

Air Efficiency Award

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Context

This Second World War award was superseded by the Canadian Forces Decoration.

Eligibility and Criteria

This award was given after 10 years of service for those serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Auxiliary and the Auxiliary Active Air Force, with the ranks including, all officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers (NCOs) and airmen. Service must have commenced between, 17 August 1942 and 17 August 1952.

Description

An oval silver medal, 1.5 inches long, and 1.25 inches wide. For mounting, an eagle with outspread wings attaches the medal with a single-toe claw. *

The obverse shows a bareheaded effigy of King George VI, facing left, and the legend: GEORGIVS VI D: G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP :

The reverse features the three-line inscription: AIR / EFFICIENCY / AWARD

The dark green ribbon is 1.5 inches wide, with two narrow pale blue central stripes.

Bars

A bar would have been awarded for 10 additional years (none were awarded).

Historical Notes

  • There were 94 awards to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
  • The award is engraved with rank, name, and RCAF around the rim.
  • * Originally the medal was to have a bar with CANADA on it but it was never struck and the British Air Efficiency Award was issued to Canadians as described here.
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