Miniature gilt-edged red enamel Maltese cross with ball-tipped finials, crossed swords between the arms, with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a circular central gilt medallion bearing the British and French flags encircled by a blue enamel ring inscribed in gilt letters ‘F. FRANCO BRITISH ASS. * 1940-1944’; the reverse plain gilt; diameter 15.22mm (0.6 inch); on original ribbon with rosette denoting an award of the ‘officer’ class.
The award was originally created by the Association Amicale Franco-Britannique in 1933 to reward work in fostering closer relations between the two countries. This version of the Cross was awarded to Free French forces and members of the French Resistance for outstanding acts whilst based in, or supported from, Britain during World War II.