3rd February 2018
Level 4 Awards
These awards represent military or civilian gallantry that merits national recognition at the fourth level. They are not medals but are collectively known as emblems. All Level 4 awards are published in the London Gazette. The current Level 4 awards include a Mention in Despatches (MiD), Queen’s Commendation for Bravery (QCB) and Queen’s Commendation for Bravery in the Air (QCBA). Earlier, the QCB was titled the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct (QCBC) and prior to March 1952 was the King’s Commendation for Brave Conduct.
Today, most mentions and commendations are the result of internal-security ‘Emergencies’, overseas interventions and UN peacekeeping operations.