The British Empire Medal replaced the Medal of the Order of the British Empire (1917-1922) and had a military and a civil division. The medal was awarded for meritorious service which warranted such a mark of royal appreciation. The award was mainly awarded to Other ranks and Non Commissioned Officers.
Four ground crew were awarded the British Empire Medal during the Second World War.
|10379||Sgt||B M Kothari||Jan 1945||BEM|
|3234||Art. I||P B Panth||Jan 1945||BEM|
|14825||LAC||S Purkayastha||Apr 1945||BEM|
|15228||AC 1||L J Saldhana||Jul 1945||BEM|