Many of our Signatories have Titles, Campaign and Service Medals, and Civilian Awards – in addition to their awards for gallantry. As our Signature Print Collection relates to military service we do not provide details of these awards, other than Knighthoods.
The only exception is Lord Leonard Cheshire who we refer to as ‘Group Captain’ as that is how he preferred to be addressed. Leonard Cheshire VC was created Baron Cheshire of Woodhall in 1991. In addition to his Victoria Cross, three DSO’s and DFC, he held a number of other WWII Service and Civilian awards.
American Pilots do not abbreviate their decorations after their name however for the purpose of our American Combat Pilot Ensembles we have abbreviated their decorations as follows:
NC – Navy Cross
DSC – Distinguished Service Order
DSM – Distinguished Service Medal
AFC – Air Force Cross
SS – Silver Star
DFC – Distinguished Flying Cross