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Allied Victory Medal 1914-19, awarded to Major Oliver Stewart of the Royal Flying Corps

Circular, bronze medal designed by William McMillan with a figure of Winged Victory holding a palm branch on the obverse. On the reverse, the inscription, 'The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919', within a laurel wreath. The medal is suspended from a double rainbow coloured medal ribbon.

Stewart served with 2/9th Battalion The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1915, receiving his Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate on a Maurice Farman biplane at Military School, Thetford, in March 1916. Serving with 54 Squadron, flying the Sopwith Pup in 1917, he was credited with despatching five German aircraft, qualifying him as an ace.

The Allied Victory Medal was issued in bronze to all those who served in a theatre of war between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. It was never issued singly, but always with the British War Medal.

From a medal group awarded to Major Oliver Stewart, Royal Flying Corps.

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NAM. 1998-05-27-4


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