British Empire Medal

People across the UK will receive the revived British Empire Medal (BME) today, in recognition of their charity and volunteer
A medal known as the 'working class gong' that was scrapped in 1992 has been revived and awarded to 'ordinary' people across
The Prime Minister David Cameron has revived the Medal of the Order of the British Empire for Meritorious Service... or, to the common man, the British Empire Medal. Although it has always been awarded in other Commonwealth countries, former premier John Major decided to scrap it during his tenure at Downing Street on the basis that it was helping fuel a class-riddled society.
A medal for local heroes scrapped by John Major in 1993 as part of his bid to make the honours system "classless" is to be