The British Empire Medal 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 itself.
This medal is supplied with a loose ribbons as it would have originally have been awarded. If you would like this medal mounted on a bar (either on its own or group mounted with other medals purchased) please select from the options below (Full-size Commemorative & Official Medals CANNOT be group mounted together):