КРЕСТ ЗАСЛУГИ В АВИАЦИИ
Air Force Cross of Merit (Lotniczy Krzyz Zaslugi).
Instituted by act
of Parliament of June 14, 2007. Awarded in two categories: with and without
swords to members of the air force, in exceptional cases also to members of
other services. The cross with swords is conferred for meritorious service
in combat operations against acts of terrorism at home or during military
missions overseas. The crosses without swords is bestowed for outstanding
non-combat meritorious achievement or service.
Badge: silver Greek
cross 42 x 42 mm, with concave arm bases, of the same design as the Military
Cross. In the center there is a non-enameled chessboard of the Polish Air
Reverse: flat, with a three line inscription "POLSKA / SWEMU /
OBRONCY" (Poland to her defender) and two laurel sprays on the sides. When
awarded with swords, they are placed on a ring and surmount the badge.
Ribbon: 38 mm wide,
light blue with 2 mm white edges and 2 mm side stripes equally spaced. A
second award is denoted by a bronze bar on the ribbon. For the crosses with
swords the bar has oak leaves, for the crosses without swords the bar is
plain and polished.