16 December 2015
British empire medal

​The British Empire Medal (BEM) was established in 1922 to replace the Medal of the Order of the British Empire.

The British Empire Medal is a British medal awarded for meritorious civil or military service worthy of recognition by the Crown.

Recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters "BEM" and it is divided into civil and military medals in a similar way to the Order of the British Empire.

You can view photos from this event in the British empire medal album on Flikr


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