Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct
|Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct|
Insignia civil (left) and Military (right)
|Awarded by United Kingdom and Commonwealth|
|Awarded for||Gallantry entailing risk to life and meriting national recognition|
|Status||Renamed Queen's Commendation for Bravery in 1994.|
|Established||1939 as Commendation and later renamed King's Commendation for Brave Conduct|
|First awarded||1952 as Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct|
|Next (higher)||Queen's Gallantry Medal|
|Equivalent||Queen's Commendation for Bravery in the Air|
The Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct acknowledged brave acts by both civilians and members of the military in both war and peace for gallantry not in the presence of the enemy. The first award was announced in the London Gazette, on 14 March 1952, The award had been named the King's Commendation for Brave Conduct during the reign of King George VI with the last awards in the London Gazette on 12 February 1952, six days after the death of the King. The award was renamed in 1994 as the Queen's Commendation for Bravery.
There is no entitlement to post-nominals.
- 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.
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