Australia New South Wales
George Mc.C. Littlejohn Memorial Award c. 1935 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Awarded to: Specimen
Other Details: Littlejohn Memorial Award medal, not issued, made for the Royal Aero Club of New South Wales. In 1919 individual sections of the Australian Aero Club were formed in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. This medal commemorates pilot George Littlejohn, who with Charles Ulm and Leon Skilling was attempting to survey a route from Oakland, California, to Sydney in Airspeed A.S.6 Envoy VH-UXY Stella Australis on Dec. 4 1934 when the plane lost at sea off Hawaii.

Physical Description

A large silver-plated medal (89 mm diameter) issued as a specimen. It features three bi-planes flying above a globe depicting Australia and gives details of the award.

Obverse Description

Three bi-planes flying above a globe depicting Australia; in field right, GEORGE MC.C. / LITTLEJOHN / MEMORIAL / AWARD

Reverse Description

At top within winged and crowned circle, winged kangaroo leaping left, in field, THE ROYAL AERO CLUB OF N.S.W. below within wreath, THIS AWARD / IS MADE TO THE PILOT / MEMBER TRAINED BY / THE ROYAL AERO CLUB / OF N.S.W. WHO HAS / PERFORMED THE MOST / OUTSTANDING OR / NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT / IN AVIATION DURING ; below on plaque, AWARDED TO

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