Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct

Infobox Military Award
name=Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct


caption=Insignia civil (left) and Military (right)
awarded_by=United Kingdom and Commonwealth
type= Medal
eligibility= all
for= gallantry entailing risk to life and meriting national recognition
status= Not issued since 1994
description=
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established=1939
first_award=
last_award=
total=
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higher= Queen's Gallantry Medal
same=Queen’s Commendation for Bravery in the Air
lower=

Instituted in 1939 by King George VI as the King's Commendation for Brave Conduct, it acknowledged brave acts by civilians and members of the military in non-warlike circumstances during a time of war or in peacetime where the action would not otherwise be recognised by an existing award. In 1954 it became the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct. The award was replaced in 1994 by Queen's Commendation for Bravery

There is no entitlement to post-nominals.

Description

* There is no ribbon, but the award was evidenced by a certificate and at first by a gold and red coloured badge bearing the design of a sword in a wreath, surmounted by a crown.
* The badge was replaced at a later stage by another badge - in the form a silver laurel leaf for civilians and a bronze oak leaf for the military equivalent, the Mention in Despatches - the leaves being attached to the ribbon of the War Medal or Defence Medal if held by the recipient, or appropriate campaign medal in other circumstances.

References

* [http://www.honours.gov.uk/honours/bravery.aspx UK Honours]
* [http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/awards/imperial.cfm#qcbc Australian Honours]

ee also

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