BEM Investiture for Greater London

On Friday 17th November, 27 British Empire Medallists from the Honour’s List were presented with their Medals by HM Lord-lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, on behalf of HM The Queen, in front of their family and friends at the Tower of London. The Constable of the Tower, Gen Sir Nicholas Houghton GCB CBE ADC, who kindly gave permission for the event to take place in the New Armouries, attended in his full ceremonial uniform alongside the Lord-Lieutenant and two of the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets. The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Wg Cdr Mike Dudgeon OBE DL, read out the citations. A number of Representative Deputy Lieutenants were also in attendance to show their support. Music was kindly supplied by the Harrow Young Musicians. Army Cadets from 21 Company, in Camden provided logistical assistance. A video, by students from the London South Bank University, of the special occasion will be available on our website shortly.

Congratulations to all the 27 recipients.