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  Bigbury Mint - Makers of Fine Medals
British Army of the Rhine Service Medal - FS
British Army of the Rhine Service Medal - Min
General Service Medal ER2 with 1 clasp FS
www.bigburymint.com /erol.html   (526 words)

  
 British Empire Medal - Veterans Affairs Canada
The medal was not awarded to members of, or persons eligible for appointment to, any of the five levels of the Order of the British Empire.
After the Empire Gallantry Medal (EGM) was superseded by the George Cross, the BEM continued to be awarded for gallantry (but of a degree less than that required to earn the George Medal).
After 1957, when the medal was awarded or gallantry, a silver oak leaf emblem was worn on the ribbon to signify that the award was for gallantry and not for service.
www.vac-acc.gc.ca /general/sub.cfm?source=collections/cmdp/mainmenu/group01/bem   (436 words)

  
  Remembrance Day
The medal was not awarded to members of, or persons eligible for appointment to, any of the five levels of the Order of the British Empire.
After the Empire Gallantry Medal (EGM) was superseded by the George Cross, the BEM continued to be awarded for gallantry (but of a degree less than that required to earn the George Medal).
After 1957, when the medal was awarded or gallantry, a silver oak leaf emblem was worn on the ribbon to signify that the award was for gallantry and not for service.
www.canoe.ca /RemembranceDay/bem.htm   (424 words)

  
 Order of the British Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is also a related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are not members of the Order, but which is affiliated with the Order nonetheless.
The British monarch is Sovereign of the Order and appoints all other members of the Order (by convention, on the advice of the Government).
This medal is nicknamed "the Gong," and comes in both a full-sized and miniature version--the latter for formal white-tie and informal fl-tie affairs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Order_of_the_British_Empire   (2092 words)

  
 British Empire -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The British Empire was the world's first global power and history's largest Empire; by 1921, it held sway over a population of 500–600 million people — roughly a quarter of the world's population — and covered about 15.1 million square miles (nearly 37 million square kilometres), roughly 35% of the world's total land area.
The British Empire came together over 300 years through a succession of phases of expansion by trade, settlement, or conquest, interspersed with intervals of pacific commercial and diplomatic activity, or imperial contraction.
From the perspective of the colonies, the record of the British Empire is mixed.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/23/british-empire.html   (977 words)

  
 Order of the British Empire - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There is also a related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are not members of the Order, but which is affiliated with theOrder nonetheless.
The British Sovereign is the Sovereign of the Order and appointsall other members of the Order (by convention, on the advice of the Government).
For example, Bill Gates was made a Knight Commanderof the British Empire but is not entitled "Sir William" or "Sir William Gates III", but may use "William Henry Gates III, KBE".Honorary knights do not receive the accolade.
www.encyclopedia-of-knowledge.com /?t=DBE   (1790 words)

  
 NZDF Medals - The British Empire Medal
Instituted in 1922 as a lower level award connected with the Order of the British Empire, the British Empire Medal (BEM) was originally awarded to non commissioned officers and civilians for meritorious service.
Between 1957 and 1974 the medal and various grades of the Order of the British Empire were also awarded for gallantry, and this was denoted by crossed oak leaves on the ribbon.
The British Empire Medal was awarded to New Zealand military personnel until 1995.
medals.nzdf.mil.nz /category/g/g12.html   (376 words)

  
 ASAC Australia : Medals
Medals are worn according to the Campaign period [left of centre, across to the left shoulder] with the first conferred being closest to the left of centre.
The medals or ribbons of the medals are to be worn on the RIGHT breast and only when the person is in civilian clothes, they are NOT permitted to be worn on uniform under any circumstances.
In this case the Riband of the new medal is to be worn in the appropriate order of procedure (Note that this means AFTER you have received official notice that you are entitled to the medal).
www.asacaustralia.com /medals.htm   (960 words)

  
 Order of the British Empire - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V.
During the Second World War, senior military officers of allied nations, such as General George S. Patton, were appointed to the Order of the British Empire.
The British Sovereign is the Sovereign of the Order and appoints all other members of the Order (by convention, on the advice of the Government).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/KBE   (2128 words)

  
 Surrey Army Cadet Force Online
This medal was issued in 1977 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne.
Medal: A cross patteé imposed on a wreath of laurel, with the royal crown in a circular panel in the centre.
Medal: A plain bordered cross with a circular medallion in the centre depicting the effigy of St George and the Dragon surrounded by the words "For Gallantry".
www.surreyarmycadets.com /medals.asp   (3207 words)

  
 British Light Infantry Regiments
Very few pitched battles are commemorated by this medal, but none of the clasps were earned easily, as skirmishes were frequent and casualties often quite high.
The medals were issued in silver to British and Indian troops, although from 1885 onwards bronze awards were issued to native transport personnel and followers.
Whilst awards to British troops are more desirable than those to their Indian counterparts, the latter troops bore the brunt of the fighting on more than one occasion, and their medals give ample scope for an interesting and inexpensive collection.
www.lightinfantry.org.uk /graphix/medals/india_general_service_medal_1854-1895.htm   (283 words)

  
 British Empire Medal
In 1922, the medal was divided into the Medal of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for GALLANTRY (known as the Empire Gallantry Medal (EGM)) and the Medal of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for Meritorious Service (BEM.).
After 1957, a silver emblem of two oak leaves was awarded with the medal when it was awarded for gallantry.
A straight clasp attached to the medal by laurel leaves.
www.vvaa.org.au /med-bem.htm   (208 words)

  
 Medal groups of interest Page 5
The only British combatant in either of the World Wars to be awarded a Victoria Cross on the basis of evidence given by the enemy he had engaged.
The medal is ensigned with the Crown of St. Edward.
This group of war medals was awarded posthumously to Private R.B. Jinks who died when the Shun Tein, transporting Australian and Italian wounded from Tobruk, was torpedoed and sank in the Mediterranean on 23 December 1941.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-medals/groups5.htm   (1361 words)

  
 British Empire Medal - 1949184 Driver Leslie DALE BEM Royal Engineer
On the 21st June, 1945 the London Gazette published King George VI approval of the British Empire Medal (Military Division), awarded in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.
In the latter part of 1945 1949184 Corporal Leslie DALE BEM RE was posted to the Corps of Royal Engineers Training Department at Port Said, Egypt a large military port on the Mediterranean Sea near the Suez Canal.
He was premoted to Sergeant and on 25th January 1946 1949184 Sgt. Leslie DALE BEM RE was granted a 24 hour pass with his friends Sgt. Azoff and Sgt. Taylor to visit Cairo the capital city of Egypt.
www.ardtechnology.com /bem/index.htm   (2135 words)

  
 MN Awards - Sea Gallentry
The Empire Gallantry Medal was revoked by Royal Warrant in favour of the George Cross on 24 September 1940.
British Merchant Navy personnel were eligible for all Royal Navy gallantry awards: a right, which they earned through their unstinting devotion to duty in times of war, yet they were not consulted about these changes.
The above medal statistics illustrates their tremendous courage, audacity, and esprit de corps, during the Two World Wars of the Twentieth Century, and may be surprising to members of the general public, yet it is certain, due to the lack of a coherent gallantry award system, that many acts remain unrecognised officially.
www.gordonmumford.com /m-navy6a.htm   (1688 words)

  
 British Empire Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Empire Medal (Medal of the Order of the British Empire for Meritorious Service) is a British medal awarded for meritorious civil or military service worthy of recognition by the crown.
While recipients are not technically members of the Order of the British Empire this honour is nevertheless affiliated with it.
British Empire Medal on the Veterans Affairs Canada site
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Empire_Medal   (129 words)

  
 Medal Sequence : Information : RSL National HQ
In essence, the wearing of forebear's medals on the right breast is a convention passed down over the years that is largely dictated by the occasion and (ideally) a measure of decorum fitting the event.
War Medals (with certain exceptions) are worn on the left breast of the coat, or in a corresponding place on the dress, as the case may be.
War medals (or Campaign medals) are worn in the order of the dates of Campaigns for which they have been conferred, the first obtained being farthest from the left shoulder.
www.rsl.org.au /info/medals.html   (1038 words)

  
 World War 2 Awards.com - British Empire Medal (BEM & EGM)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The British Empire Medal was created by Royal Warrant on December 29th 1922 and replaced the Medal of the Order of the British Empire (1907-1922).
A bar was awarded for additional acts of gallantry and from 1957 on a silver oak leaf emblem was worn on the ribbon to signify that the award was for gallantry and not for service.
For merit 1202 medals and for gallantry 34 medals.
www.ww2awards.com /award/24   (346 words)

  
 UK Medals
British Military and Criminal History in the period 1900 to 1999.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was established by King George V in June 1917.
The ranks and awards are identical between divisions, the difference being shown by the colour of the ribbon.
www.stephen-stratford.co.uk /uk_medals.htm   (440 words)

  
 Worcestershire Regiment(29th/36th of Foot) Web site
The Medal of the Order of the British Empire for Meritorious Service was instituted by George V in 1917.
In 1957 it was decreed that appointments to and promotions in the Order of the British Empire and awards of the British Empire Medal, when granted for gallantry, should be distinguished by the wearing of an Emblem on the riband in crossed oak leaves, and in the announcement by an additional description “for gallantry”.
The British Empire Medal ceased being awarded in the United Kingdom in 1992, but is still awarded by some Commonwealth Countries.
www.worcestershireregiment.com /wr.php?main=inc/a_bem   (366 words)

  
 Gallantry
The Albert Medal was officially replaced by the George Cross and in 1971 the Albert Medal holders were invited to exchange their medals for a GC.
When the George Cross and George Medal were instituted in 1940, the KPFSM was then reserved for cases not connected with war activities, and in 1951 regulations were introduced which directed that the medal should be replaced for gallantry cases by the George Medal except in posthumous cases.
WDS Alberta Watts (nee Law, warrant number 391) of P Division won the medal in 1947 for bravery after she suffered a violent assault whilst acting as a decoy to trap a sex offender on Tooting Bec common, a fore-runner of the George Medals awarded to Ethel Bush and Kate Parrott in 1955 in Croydon.
www.historybytheyard.co.uk /gallantry.htm   (3851 words)

  
 Medals
The military division medal of the BEM was awarded to NCOs and men only.
After the Empire Gallantry Medal (EGM) was superceded by the George Cross, the BEM continued to be awarded for gallantry (but of a degree less than that required to earn the George Medal).
Ribbon was awarded during the war, the medal was not awarded until after the war.Awarded to personnel who voluntarily served on Active Service and honourably completed eighteen months (540 days) total voluntary service from 3 Sep 1939 to 2 Sep 1945.
www.calgaryhighlanders.com /history/medals.htm   (890 words)

  
 Al Jazeera English - Archive - British Poet Rejects Royal Honour   (Site not responding. Last check: )
British poet Benjamin Zephaniah has publicly rejected an award from Queen Elizabeth in a protest against the invasion of Iraq and "years of brutality" under the British Empire.
The Rastafarian refused to be made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), one of the many honours the queen bestows on achievers in public life each New Year.
His move echoes Beatle John Lennon's return of his MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) medal in 1969 over Britain's stance on Vietnam and the civil war in Nigeria.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/B81A2EA7-73C5-44B4-9094-582089642B7E.htm   (378 words)

  
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This medal is no longer conferred in the United Kingdom or its dependencies, but is still used by the Cook Islands and by some other Commonwealth nations.
The British monarch is Sovereign of the Order and appoints all other members of the Order (by convention, on the advice of the Government).
This medal is nicknamed "the Gong," and comes in both a full-sized and miniature version--the latter for formal white-tie and informal fl-tie affairs.
stron.frm.pl /wiki.php?title=DBE   (2696 words)

  
 THE "MEMBER BRITISH EMPIRE" (MBE) medal and it's role! Belize Development Trust
The MBE, a medal issued by the United Kingdom government across the pond; a sort of relic of old time European Colonial Empire days, still brings admiration around the world, from those ex- colonies and segments of those societies that are called monarchists, or in Belize 'Royalists'.
By issuing the old Empire medals around the ex-colonies of the world, most of which are still members of the Commonwealth of Nations, a substitute organization for Empire; the United Kingdom government tries to encourage the monarchists and royalists in the ex-colonies to retain their commercial ties to the United Kingdom.
Notwithstanding the economic subtleties attached to such things as the old Empire medals, it is still nice for Winston Harris to have his knowledge and skills recognized by a foreign government.
ambergriscaye.com /BzLibrary/trust83.html   (1406 words)

  
 British Empire Medal - Medal Site   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1922, the medal was divided into the Medal of the Most Excellent...
The British Empire Medal (BEM) awarded to 1949184 Driver Leslie DALE RE...
Instituted in 1922 as a lower level award connected with the Order of the British Empire, the British Empire Medal (BEM) was originally awarded to non commissioned officers and...
medals.nicheportals.net /british-empire-medal.php   (402 words)

  
 Eugene G. Ursual, Military Antiquarian Inc
The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire 1st type breast badge with INDIA on the petals.
Member of the British Empire 1st type with seated Britannia, Civil, on ladies bow.
British Empire medal (Geo VI) to "Henry Atkins"
www.medalsofwar.com /decorations.html   (103 words)

  
 Order of Wear
Appointments to, or promotions in, the Order of the British Empire and awards of the British Empire Medal, granted between 6th December 1957 and 19th June 1974, for Gallantry, are so described, and a silver oak leaf Emblem is worn on the riband.
A holder of the British Empire Medal for Gallantry, granted between 6th December 1957 and 19th June 1974, if subsequently appointed to the Order, continues to wear the Emblem on the riband of the Medal.
Holders of this Medal who are subsequently awarded a Bar to the Medal for gallant conduct should wear the Medal and gallantry Bar, and the Meritorious Service riband with gallantry rose Emblem in the order assigned to the Colonial Police Medal for Gallantry.
www.honours.gov.uk /honours/wear.aspx   (2011 words)

  
 Charles Leski Auctions - Commonwealth & Empire Games - Auction 276
1930 1st British Empire Games in Hamilton, rare menu "Complimentary Dinner, tendered by the British Empire Games Association of Hamilton, Canada, to the British Empire Athletes and Officials", with 13 pencil signatures on back cover including Lord Burghley (immortalised in "Chariots of Fire"), Roger Leigh-Wood, Jack Beresford (British rower - 5 medals at 5 Olympics).
1934 Canadian British Empire Trials, group comprising Competitor's Ticket, spectator's tickets (4) & Advertising Envelope (for Canadian British Empire Trials) in which the tickets were posted to Graham Knox.
1950 4th British Empire Games in Auckland, Gold Winner's Medal "British Empire Games/1950", 64mm diameter, engraved on reverse "Epee - Team/A.L.N.Jay/Australia", only traces of the gold plating remain, though Australia definitely won gold in the Epee Team Fencing, and the hallmarks match the 1950 gold medals in the Shirley Strickland collection.
www.leski.com.au /catalogues/a276/TCIM.php   (1085 words)

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