Netherlands silver /enameled DFC awarded to Polish Pilot RAF
Article about: Hi , picked this Netherlands /Dutch DFC medal up recently, Polish cross of valor ribbon , its contempory framed (i took back off frame to see if its named sadly its not ) It is WW2 appears i
Re: Netherlands silver /enameled DFC awarded to Polish Pilot RAF
Interesting looking item. I suppose the Polish Cross of Valour ribbon that was put in place of the issue ribbon may connect this to a Polish airman with the RAF – if it is in fact Polish. This ribbon pattern is found on decorations from other nations, although I don't know if they were for military service. If indeed Polish this ribbon is of post war manufacture judging from the weave of the fabric. Sorry to cloud things further, but the Cross of Valour ribbon for the WW2 exiled Polish forces had the colours reversed. See photo below of Squadron Leader Robert Juliusz Hirszbandt OBE DFC (KIA in 1942) with the ribbon clearly visible on his Cross of Valour.
It’s a shame there’s no name anywhere to be found that would open an avenue for further research. Anyway, thanks for sharing this with us
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