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209 Squadron and Royal Armoured Force Awards and Medals

209 Squadron and Royal Armoured Force Awards and Medals



No.209 Squadron has always prided itself on how it acknowledged the exploits of its pilots in what ever venue it has partaken. This was especially true in the old days of Red Baron 3D...In fact 5 "RAFers" were distinguished enough to earn the Highest Honor bestowed the pilot..The Victoria Cross (VC) They included names such as Shmngy, Murunga, NeoBaron, C.K.Benge, and Slick.

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However was we matured and many of us had so much "salad" we did not know what to do. The RAF made changes to our awards...These that are below.. The RAF which now includes both pilots and tankers are able to receive these awards based upon their skill and behavior in battle. In this way we continue our long and proud tradition.

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Official Dispatches of Awards.

Read about all of the awards handed out by the RAF, and the exploits that earned them!Order of Importance. This document gives a brief history of the British Awards during the Great War and WW II explains the priority in which they are to be displayed. Here you can also learn how to write an official signature block.


The RAF 209 Uniform.

Find out how our very stylish service outfit came to be, and how it is utilized to showcase our pilots' awards. We have two uniforms worn by our brave pilots. The traditional SD (Service Dress) Pattern 1903 (Green) and the SD Pattern 1937 (Blue) worn by our WW 2 pilots In some cases pilot will have both sets of uniforms to distinguish their WW 1 exploits from their WW 2 exploits.


The 209 Royal Armoured Forces Uniform


Find out how our very stylish service outfit came to be, and how it is utilized to showcase our tanker’s awards. The traditional SD (Service Dress) Pattern 1937 (Green) a worn by our tankers.


Recommending a Fellow Pilot or Tanker for an Award


In the Great War the British were not liberal with the award of decorations. Never-the-less, many were awarded to combat pilots for their skill, bravery and valor. To simulate this we have created a system whereby pilots may recommend others for awards. If you are involved in combat and witness an act of particular skill or bravery which you believe merits consideration for an award, please send a brief e-mail to the Executive Officer and/or the Clerk of Commendations.


All Recommendations must contain the name of the pilot whose conduct merits consideration for a commendation, a brief description of his or her conduct, and the date the particular engagement occurred. In no instance should the recommendation be submitted more than one week after the actual date of the event which forms the basis for your recommendation.


Your description of the engagement need not be overly detailed, but it must contain sufficient information so that the members of the Awards Committee (the Clerk of Commendations and the Executive Staff) can properly evaluate your recommendation. Since the circumstances of each particular engagement will vary greatly, what constitutes "sufficient information" will also vary. But as a general rule, you should provide as much relevant information as possible. Do not recommend a particular medal. The Award Committee will make that decision on its own depending upon the circumstances involved.


Finally, keep in mind that to maintain historical accuracy the Awards Committee will dispense medals sparingly, and only where circumstances clearly warrant the award of a medal. All pilots who receive a citation will be mentioned in Official Dispatches along with a description of their meritorious conduct.


Submit a recommendation to our Commanding Officer Orcsrdabest or our Adjutant/Deputy Commander Swissdictator.


Commendation Guidelines and Information.

All medals and awards are eligible to all full members of No. 209 Squadron and 209 Royal Armoured Forces who participate in online campaigns such as Clan Wars, Blitzes, Skirmishes, or other forms of approved online team combat.


Medals and Awards


Combat Badges

Combat Badges are awarded in three categories, Air Fighter, Air Bomber, and Tanker. These badges are awarded to pilots, bombers, and/or tankers who have proved their aptitude in aerial combat or ground combat in team contest situations. Such as Online campaigns, or other contests. Pilots or Tankers must also be full members of the squadron or brigade in order to be eligible to receive this award.


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1. Mentioned In Dispatches (MID)


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MIDs are given in reference to instances where acts of valour where a single member of a battle team, results in the victory of that team in a particular battle. Each color of leaf is the result of number of MID.

A bronze leaf represents one MID.

A silver leaf represents five bronze MIDs.

A gold leaf represents five silver MIDs.


2. Medal of Merit


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The Medal of Merit may be awarded to either individual or team for acts of valour or achievements over the course of battles in a campaign or other team centered events.

The Medal of Merit with Crossed Swords are given in result as further such valor and accomplishment.


209_RAF Medal of Gallantry may be awarded to either individuals for acts of valour in a particular battle or campaign that either leads to the squadron or brigade's ultimate victory. It may also be awarded to a member who displays such gallantry as to spur on his or her team mates to victory over their opponents.


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The Cross of Honour may be awarded to a person or person's whose personal acts promotes all the characteristics and determination that the 209 Royal Air and Armoured Forces strive to achieve both on and off the battlefield. The reception of this award also results in the person being awarded the status of knight and a member may include Sir or Lady in their title.

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The King's Cross is awarded to those person or person's whose personal acts promotes all the characteristics and determination that the 209 Royal Air and Armoured Forces strive to achieve both on and off the battlefield. While serving as a member of Headquarters.

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Order of the Eagles is a life long service award, it is given to those who have devoted years of service to squadron and brigade in a variety of duties. Including HQ and Staff. A person receiving this award will generally receive it upon retirement from the unit. Generally they willl have had to served as Commanding Officer, XO, or Adjutant at sometime in their career. As well as received one of the Cross's or higher for awards.
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The Order of the 209 is the highest award to bestowed on a member of the 209 RAF outside the Victoria's Cross. This medal is awarded those who go above and beyond the call of duty in service to the either the squadron or the brigade. Unlike the Victoria's Cross which can only be awarded for going above the call of duty in a combat setting. The Order of the 209 may be awarded to those in administrative and camp roles as well.

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Victoria's Cross is awarded to those whose performance in a campaign is such that it goes so far and above the call of duty. He or she carries the day in his or her performance that it sets a mark of excellence for other members to achieve. Such as achieving killing all the tanks in a best of 3 series, or leading to the win over an opponents while significantly outnumbered and outgunned.