DSCThe Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) was originally created in 1901 as the Conspicuous Service Cross as a military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) ratings of the Royal Navy and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

The DSC, which may be awarded posthumously, is granted to Royal Navy personnel in recognition of '... gallantry during active operations against the enemy.'

It was renamed the Distinguished Service Cross in October 1914, eligibility being extended to all naval officers (commissioned and warrant) below the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

The award of this medal permits the usage of a post-nominal DSC. The following members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service have been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

Distinguished Service Cross

DSCThe Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) was originally created in 1901 as the Conspicuous Service Cross as a military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) ratings of the Royal Navy and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

The DSC, which may be awarded posthumously, is granted to Royal Navy personnel in recognition of '... gallantry during active operations against the enemy.'

It was renamed the Distinguished Service Cross in October 1914, eligibility being extended to all naval officers (commissioned and warrant) below the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

The award of this medal permits the usage of a post-nominal DSC. The following members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service have been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross

1942 - Captain Donald Benjamin Charles RALPH, D.S.C., R.F.A.

 

Distinguished Service Cross

 
1917 - Captain (as Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve) John Percival TUGWOOD, R.D., R.F.A.
1918 - Captain Frederick Hanbury GETHING, R.F.A.
1918 - Chief Officer (as Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve) Martin SMITH, R.F.A.
1919 - Captain (as Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve) Grahame Gordon Alexander DEUCHAR, R.F.A.
1919 - Captain Arnold Sadler HAWKER, R.F.A.
1942 - Chief Officer (as Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve) Henry Owen L’ESTRANGE, R.F.A.
1942 - Chief Officer Griffith Owain Wyn EVANS, R.F.A.
1942 - Captain Frederick George DRAKE, R.F.A. 
1942 - Captain Robert Tait DUTHIE, F.R.G.S., F.R.A.S., R.F.A.  
1942 - Captain Archibald HOBSON, R.F.A.   
1942 - Captain Donald Benjamin Charles RALPH, R.F.A. 
1942 - Chief Engineer Officer William John BROWN, R.F.A.
1943 - Captain Alfred Wells CAMAMILE, R.F.A.
1943 - Captain Robert GRIMER, R.F.A.
1943 - Chief Engineer Officer Harry Frederick DUCE, R.F.A.
1943 - Chief Engineer Officer David Lindley Smith HOOD, R.F.A.
1943 - Chief Engineer Officer Mortimer Joseph LAWRENCE, R.F.A.
1943 - Chief Engineer Officer Charles SCOTT, R.F.A.
1943 - Chief Officer William Ronald HOLT, R.F.A.
1943 - Chief Officer Leslie Gilfillan ROWLING, R.F.A.
1943 - Chief Officer Ronald Victor WARREN, R.F.A.
1944 - Captain Alfred EDWARDS, R.F.A.
1944 - Captain Thomas ELDER, R.F.A.
1944 - Captain John Matthew HUMPHREY, R.F.A.
1944 - Chief Engineer Officer Charles Albert SMITH, R.F.A.
1944 - Second Officer Cyril ALEXANDER, R.F.A.
1945 - Captain Murray William WESTLAKE, R.D., R.F.A.
1945 - Chief Officer (then Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve) Arthur George CHANDLER, R.F.A.
1982 - Captain George Robert GREEN, R.F.A.
1982 - Captain David Everett LAWRENCE, R.F.A.
1982 - Captain Anthony Francis PITT, R.F.A.

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