Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Cross awarded to Captain Albert James Enstone (1895-1963) when he was serving in the Royal Naval Air Service as a Flight Sub Lieutenant. The citation from the ‘London Gazette’, 10 August 1917 reads as follows: ‘For exceptional gallantry and remarkable skill and courage whilst serving with the RNAS at Dunkirk during May and June 1917, in repeatedly attacking and destroying hostile aircraft’. Enstone served in the Royal Naval Air Service during the First World War. In 1918 he was serving as Acting Flight Commander with No 4 Squadron RNAS Seaplane Base, Dunkirk.

The medal is in the form of a plain silver cross pattee, convexed. The reverse is plain and in the centre of the obverse is the Royal Cypher. It is suspended from a blue ribbon with a central white stripe.

Object Details

ID: MED1323
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Gallantry award
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Garrard & Co. Ltd
Events: World War I, 1914-1918
People: Enstone, Albert James; Garrard & Co. Ltd
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: x x x 42 mm
Parts: Distinguished Service Cross
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