Australia New South Wales
George Mc.C. Littlejohn Memorial Award c. 1935 (AD)
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.
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.
Three bi-planes flying above a globe depicting Australia; in field right, GEORGE MC.C. / LITTLEJOHN / MEMORIAL / AWARD
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
Stamped SPECIMEN ONLY
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
circa 1935 AD
Obverse: GEORGE MC.C. LITTLEJOHN MEMORIAL AWARD Reverse: THE ROYAL AERO CLUB OF N.S.W. 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 AWARDED TO Edge (Stamped): SPECIMEN ONLY
Type of item
89 mm (Outside Diameter)
weight > 100 g