British Empire Medal EIIR - Military
The British Empire full size medal was established by King George V in 1922, and formally entitled the Medal of The Order of The British Empire. This is the Queen Elizabeth II version of this award.
Established by King George V in 1922, and formally entitled the Medal of The Order of The British Empire. Awarded for meritorious service it also served as a third level gallantry award for services which did not merit the award of the GM or GC. It was awarded particularly for service during air raids in World War Two. From December 1957, a gallantry emblem of crossed oakleaves was established to be worn on all grades of the Order of the British Empire, including the Medal. This was discontiunued in 1974 when the Queen's Gallantry Medal was established. This replica features a swivelling suspension as per the original medal. Abolished in 1993 as part of the reviw of the honours system and re-established in 2012 (although only in the civil division).
Mounting & Display Options
We have a number of options to mount and/or display your medals. To have your medal/s framed for display, please see our framing options. To 'do-it-yourself' please see our Accessories page. We offer a professional Medal Mounting Service, which can be added to your order by selecting the relevant options above.
Swing Style Mounting
Medals are professionally mounted on a brooch bar using a variety of embroidery techniques and swing freely from the bar. This is the most common for of medal mounting, which produces a handsome finish to your medal or group of medals ready to be worn. The brooch bar has a secure pin on the reverse to be attached to your garment. A Medal Holder is available on which to attach the pin if you wish to protect your garment.
Medal Mounting Court Style
Medals are professionally mounted on a brooch bar using a variety of embroidery techniques. Court Mounted medals have a stiff backing board with the corresponding ribbon running all the way dawn the back of the medal. This is a more formal style of medal mounting which produces a stunning finish to your medal or group of medals ready to be worn. The brooch bar has a secure pin on the reverse to be attached to your garment. A Medal Holder is available on which to attach the pin if you wish to protect your garment.
Send Your Medals To Us
If sending medals to us to be mounted, please use some form of registered service such as Royal Mail Special Delivery. You can select from a couple of options. We can send you the protective packaging and special delivery envelope that will be ready addressed for you. All you have to do is go to the Post Office and pay the required fee for the postage. We do not charge you for sending this packaging to you. You can also ask us to arrange a courier collection for your chosen address (UK only). This will cost £20 and we will contact you to arrange a relevant date and time. Please note that the courier will not be able to specify a time - the best we can arrange is morning or afternoon.
The British Empire Medal was issued named ('named' being the term used for engraving). If the option is chosen, service details will be diamond engraved on the rim of the medal to MoD standard.