05 September 2011

Australian Flying Corps WWI pair

This WWI pair was awarded to 977 2AM Alfred Henry Clarke who served in the Australian Flying Corps. The AFC is the forerunner of the Royal Australian Air Force.
Medals impressed with AFC are less common than those to other corps since the AFC was relatively small and if the soldier transferred in from another corps then the original corps will be on the medal. This pair is in almost as issued condition and it is possible that they have never been mounted for wear. These medals also come from the collection of Diane F. They are being returned to Alfred's grand daughter, Marilyn.
The returned medal tally is now 982.

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