The first Investiture for the British Empire Medal for nearly 20 years in Greater London will be held at the Tower of London today. The 26 recipients will receive their medals on behalf of the Queen from the Lord-Lieutenant, Sir David Brewer CMG JP, at a ceremony to be held in the New Armouries.
As Constable of HM Tower of London, I am delighted that this Investiture is being held within the Tower.
This ancient Fortress and Palace has witnessed many of the great moments in British history.
It is therefore most fitting that the outstanding contributions to our country and our community by the recipients of the British Empire Medal are recognised within this historic setting.
All the recipients of the medal have been honoured for their work in Greater London and many of them are in their seventies and eighties, coming from all walks of life.
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