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Britsh Empire Medal revived

Posted on Tue, 1 November 2011 by Phil Mussell - General News, Medal News

It seems that the British Empire Medal - scrapped by John Major during his 1993 Honours review - is to be reinstated. The award, which was supposed to be replaced by the MBE and awarded by the Monarch herself (as opposed to her representative, the Lord Lieutenant of the recipient's county), was often seen as a "working class" honour and as such was discontinued in Major's "classless" Honours system. For more details see the BBC's Website