The Distinguished Flying Cross
Awarded to UK RAF personnel for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy".
During the Second World War, 20, 354 DFCs were awarded.
In the last days
the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established
as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills,
and peoples will stream to it.
Many nations will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law will go out from Zion,
the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He will judge between many peoples
and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.
Everyone will sit under their own vine
and under their own fig tree,
and no one will make them afraid,
for the Lord Almighty has spoken.
All the nations may walk
in the name of their gods,
but we will walk in the name of the Lord
our God for ever and ever.
(Micah 4:1-5, New International Version)
The trumpet sounded The Last Post, there was silence, then Reveille.
A lone piper played the lament Flowers of the Forest.
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