The British Empire Medal
(Medal of the Order of the British Empire for Meritorious Service) is a British medal
awarded for meritorious civil or military service worthy of recognition by the crown
. While recipients are not technically members of the Order of the British Empire
this honour is nevertheless affiliated with it. It is no longer awarded in the UK but some Commonwealth realms such as the Bahamas
and Cook Islands
still confer it as of 2007.