Air Efficiency Award, EIIR, Dei.Grat bust; marked Specimen to the reverse.
The Air Efficiency Award, post-nominal letters AE for officers, was instituted in 1942. It could be awarded after ten years of meritorious service to officers, airmen and airwomen in the Auxiliary and Volunteer Air Forces of the United Kingdom and the Territorial Air Forces and Air Force Reserves of the Dominions, the Indian Empire, Burma, the Colonies and Protectorates. The award was discontinued in the UK on 1stApril 1999 when it was superseded by the Volunteer Reserves Service Medal. Nearly extremely fine