british empire medal

The British Empire Medal is granted in recognition of meritorious civil or military service. Recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters "BEM".

The honour is divided into civil and military medals in a similar way to the Order of the British Empire itself. Like the ribbons used for other classes of the Order of the British Empire, the ribbon of the British Empire Medal is rose-pink with pearl-grey edges, with the addition of a pearl-grey central stripe for the military division. While recipients are not technically counted as members of the Order, these medals are nevertheless affiliated with it.

Between 1993 and 2012, the British Empire Medal was not awarded to subjects of the United Kingdom, although it continued to be awarded in some Commonwealth realms during that time. The practice of awarding the British Empire Medal to subjects of the United Kingdom was resumed in June 2012, to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, although only in the civil division.
  1. EOD Wells, Graham

    SURNAME Wells FORENAME Graham UNIT 321 EOD Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK A/Warrant Officer Second Class NUMBER 23545404 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Northern Ireland 1st August - 31st October 1973 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 46240, 18th March 1974, Page 3534
  2. EOD Kirby, Robert Reginald Patrick

    SURNAME Kirby FORENAME Robert Reginald Patrick UNIT 321 EOD Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 23234135 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Northern Ireland 1974 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 46240, 18th March 1974, Page 3534
  3. EOD Galloway, Thomas Nichol

    SURNAME Galloway FORENAME Thomas Nichol UNIT 321 EOD Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Warrant Officer Second Class NUMBER 22611759 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Northern Ireland 1st May - 31st July 1973 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 46155, 17th December 1973...
  4. EOD Steward, Alan Donald

    SURNAME Steward FORENAME Alan Donald UNIT 321 EOD Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 21127787 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Northern Ireland 1st May - 31st July 1973 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 46155, 17th December 1973, Page 15024
  5. EOD Wright, George Michan

    SURNAME Wright FORENAME George Michan UNIT 321 EOD Unit,Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Staff Sergeant (BEM), Warrant Officer Class 1 (MiD) NUMBER 23733823 AWARD British Empire Medal, Mention in Despatches PLACE Northern Ireland 1st May - 31st July 1973 (BEM), Northern Ireland 1st...
  6. EOD Anfield, Alan

    SURNAME Anfield FORENAME Alan UNIT 321 EOD Unit,Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 23919662 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Northern Ireland 1973 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 46080, 18th September 1973, Page 11116
  7. EOD Neath, Graham

    SURNAME Neath FORENAME Graham UNIT 321 EOD Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Sergeant NUMBER 23938469 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Northern Ireland 1973 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 45965, 1st May 1973, Page 5459
  8. EOD Crisp, Roger Bernard

    SURNAME Crisp FORENAME Roger Bernard UNIT 321 EOD Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Sergeant NUMBER 23825367 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Northern Ireland 1st February - 30th April 1972 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 45793, 3rd October 1972, Page 11635
  9. EOD Park, Terence Colin

    SURNAME Park FORENAME Terence Colin UNIT 321 EOD Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK A/Warrant Officer Second Class NUMBER 23682835 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Northern Ireland 1971 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 45532, 29th November 1971, Page 13050
  10. EOD Lockwood, Robert Leo

    SURNAME Lockwood FORENAME Robert Leo UNIT 321 EOD Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Sergeant NUMBER 23921377 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Northern Ireland 1971 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 45532, 29th November 1971, Page 13050
  11. EOD Carrier, Islay Christopher John Menzie

    SURNAME Carrier FORENAME Islay Christopher John Menzies UNIT 321 EOD Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Sergeant NUMBER 23710955 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Northern Ireland 1971 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 45532, 29th November 1971, Page 13050
  12. EOD Birch, David Lawrence

    SURNAME Birch FORENAME David Lawrence UNIT Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Sergeant NUMBER 23539466 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Hong Kong 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 44584, 10th May 1968, Page 5443
  13. EOD Stephenson, Dennis Harold

    SURNAME Stephenson FORENAME Dennis Harold UNIT Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 14422112 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Malaya 1st July to 31st December 1959 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 42061, 10th June 1960, Page 4145
  14. EOD McDonald, Robert Wishart

    SURNAME McDonald FORENAME Robert Wishart UNIT Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Sergeant NUMBER 22547386 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Cyprus 1958 ("For courage and devotion to duty on many occasions in the disposal of bombs, grenades and other devices laid by terrorists.")...
  15. EOD Goad, Roger Philip

    SURNAME Goad FORENAME Roger Philip UNIT Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Sergeant NUMBER 22966669 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Cyprus 1st July - 31st December 1957 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 41304, 4th February 1958, Page 839
  16. EOD Pittaway, Derek William

    SURNAME Pittaway FORENAME Derek William UNIT Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 23913855 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Northern Ireland 1st May - 30th September 1973 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 49709, 16th April 1984, Page 5589
  17. EOD Anderson, Peter

    SURNAME Anderson FORENAME Peter UNIT Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 22450458 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Hong Kong 1954 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 40422, 1st March 1955, Page 1315
  18. EOD Adams, Alfred John

    SURNAME Adams FORENAME Alfred John UNIT Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Corporal NUMBER 10585374 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Savernake, Wiltshire, England 1946 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 37753, 8th October 1946, Page 5025
  19. EOD Hayton, John

    SURNAME Hayton FORENAME John UNIT Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK A/Staff Sergeant + T/Captain NUMBER 243238 AWARD Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE),British Empire Medal PLACE Gibraltar 1940 (BEM) England 1943 (MBE) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Appleby...
  20. EOD Duffy, Duane Anthony

    SURNAME Duffy FORENAME Duane Anthony UNIT 321 EOD Company, Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Staff Sergeant (BEM), Warrant Officer Second Class (GM) NUMBER 24396763 AWARD British Empire Medal, George Medal PLACE Queen's Birthday Honours 1990 (BEM), Northern Ireland 1992 ADDITIONAL...
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