The Honour Goblet or Ehrenpokal was originally instituted
during the 1st World War and then revived by Göring on 27th February 1940. It was a non-portable award for aircrew only and
was awarded to those who had already won the Iron Cross 1st Class but whose outstanding performance of duty did not warrant
the Knight's Cross (and later German Cross when it was instituted in 1941).
The goblet was bestowed up until the introduction of the Luftwaffe Honour Roll Clasp on 5th July
1944. It is estimated that approximately 58,000 goblets were bestowed but it is not sure how many were actually presented
but the estimate is between 13,000 - 15,000.
Initially, the goblet was constructed of 835 silver and so marked on the base along with silver
proof marks and the name of the manufacturer "Jon. Wagner & Sohn". Later goblets (mid 1942 onwards) are made from silver
The recipient's rank, name and date of award are engraved on the lower band of the stem. The dimensions are
approx 200mm high x 98mm diameter.
The goblet was awarded with a certificate and came in a large, hinged case with a blue exterior
(although red examples are also known).