Just 10 Air Force Crosses and Bar were awarded during the inter-War period.
C.B.E. London Gazette 3.6.1924. Recommendation states 'My Prime Minister today brought to my notice the wonderful flight around Australia carried out by Wing Commander Goble and Flight Commander McIntyre in a Seaplane in the performance of duty. Their feat is an outstanding one which required the most intrepid courage and remarkable initiative and enterprise. The result of observations which they have carried out during the flight will be of the greatest benefit to Australia in connection with the problem of National Defence. I feel that it is most desirable that the notable achievement of these two Aviators should be recognised and I desire to recommend both Wing Commander Stanley James Goble, D.S.O., O.B.E., D.F.C. and Flight Lieutenant Ivor McIntyre for the C.B.E. The Prime Minister wishes immediate recognition if the King consents otherwise inclusion in the Birthday List as a special case. I greatly hope you may be able to submit to the King'.
A.F.C. London Gazette 1.1.1919
Bar to A.F.C. London Gazette 3.6.1927 'For distinguished services on the recent Seaplane flight from Melbourne to the Solomon Islands and back'.
Flight Lieutenant Ivor Ewing McIntyre, C.B.E., A.F.C., was born on 6.10.1899 and was appointed a Temporary Flight Officer R.N.A.S., in September 1917. He served with No. 248 Squadron from 1.7.1917 to November 1918 and with No. 64 Wing at Alexandria in the closing months of the latter year. On 12.12.1918 he transferred to the Royal Air Force as a Flying Officer and subsequently joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 27.7.1923, serving as 1 F.T.S., Point Cook, until February 1928 when he transferred to the R.A.A.F. Reserve.
Promoted Flight Lieutenant on 31.3.1924, he participated the following month in the first air circumnavigation of Australia with Wing Commander Goble, the Acting Chief of the Air Staff, who had orginally proposed a defence survey of the entire Australian coast line in conjunction with a light cruiser of the R.A.N. When the latter was ruled out on grounds of cost, Goble undertook to carry out the survey in a lone Fairey IIID Seaplane, with McIntyre in the Pilot's seat and himself acting as Navigator and Observer. They set out on 6 April from Point Cook with four clearly defined objectives: to pioneer a Seaplane route to Thursday Island for defence reasons; to collect information as a preliminary survey of the Great Barrier Reef; to test the performance and durability of the Fairey IIID in the tropics; and finally to 'Show the Flag' in northern Australia. The whole journey between 37 pre-positioned dumps for fuel, oil and distilled water, was dogged with various forms of trouble. Shortly after leaving Point Cook the compass exploded, showering McIntyre in glass and alcohol. Heavy rain and poor visibility were persistent, and twice McIntyre had to have medical attention as a result of sand-fly bites during re-fuelling. Despite a general lack of facilities over the whole route, the 13,700 km flight was successfully completed in 44 days, and ultimately gained him the English Aero Club's Britannia Trophy for the most outstanding flight of the year.
In September 1924 McIntyre flew as co-Pilot to Group Captain [later Air Marshal] Sir Richard Williams when he made his pioneering Pacific Islands flight in DH 50A Seaplane A8-1, which was 'the first Australian based aircraft to venture overseas', and 'the first to carry the legend 'Royal Australian Air Force''. On quitting the R.A.A.F. in 1928 McIntyre worked for a few weeks as an Instructor to the South Australian section of the Australian Aero Club before becoming 'South Australia's first aviation fatality' when he crashed onto the club's Parafield aerodrome at Adelaide.