King's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air
Badge shape: oval (elongated).
Badge design (rendered in high relief): crown, superimposed over the upper portion of a pair of wings, the whole surmounted by the motto
Badge text : "FOR VALUABLE SERVICE".
Reference : Abbott, P E & Tamplin, J M A : 1971 : British Gallantry Awards : Guinness Superlatives, Enfield pp 342-343
Specimen example (?) of the King's Commendation badge in silver designed by Percy Metcalf. The badge was instituted during the Second World War to acknowledge 'meritorious service in the air' or 'gallantry not reaching the standard required for the Air Force Cross or the Air Force Medal'.
The last letter of the first word is imperfectly impressed