The Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to present the British Empire Medals to five Hertfordshire residents on Thursday 11th October 2018 at County Hall.
The Medal is awarded to recipients in recognition of the dedication and hard work they have provided to their communities, and it entitles them to use the post-nominal letters BEM.
At its introduction in 1922, the British Empire Medal was granted in recognition of meritorious civil or military service, and it was continued to be awarded to subjects of the United Kingdom until 1992. Those awarded the honour receive it from the Lord Lieutenant of their county.
Following the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting , Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the BEM would once again be awarded in the United Kingdom, although only in the civil division.The British Empire Medal was reintroduced in 2012 after a gap of nearly twenty years.
The Hertfordshire recipients of the British Empire Medal in October 2018:
- Mrs Janette Burt For services to people with Dementia
- Miss Christabel Cofie For charitable service in the UK and Ghana
- Mr Meirion Morris
For services to young people
- Mrs Anne Ross For services to families of young people
- Mr Peter Templeman For services to Technical Education