Catalogue description Metropolitan Police: Decorations, Honours and Awards Registers

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Details of MEPO 22
Reference: MEPO 22
Title: Metropolitan Police: Decorations, Honours and Awards Registers

A register of decorations, honours and awards issued to metropolitan police officers for the years 1945-1988, and a register of cases submitted for consideration of the award of the King's Police and Fire Service Medal for the years 1909-1951.

Date: 1909-1988
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 2 volume(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

A 3 (Administration) Branch of the Metropolitan Police was responsible for compiling registers containing notification of awards, honours etc to police officers. This duty was later undertaken by PT 1 (Personnel and Training) Branch.

The award of the King's Police Medal for gallantry was discontinued after 1951 and was replaced by the George Cross and the George Medal (except in the case of a posthumous award). The medal continued to be awarded for distinguished service.

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