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John D Salt

I’ll third that! Great fight, and nothing better than making an Ace in one fight, that’s Victoria Cross territory right there! (Or perhaps I don’t understand British awards, and the DFC is the VC equivalent for airmen?)

No, airmen can be awarded the VC, same as the other services. The problem for pilots of single-seater fighters was that the “signal act of valour” must be witnessed. During WW2 only two VCs were awarded to fighter pilots, although there had been quite a few awards in WW1.

All the best,