The first commendations were known as the King’s Commendation for Brave Conduct (KCBC). These were awarded to military or civilian personnel for an act (or acts) of bravery not in the presence of the enemy during and after World War 2. The commendation was denoted by a spray of laurel leaves in silver. For service during World War 2 the commendation was worn on the ribbon of the Defence Medal. When there is no relevant campaign medal, the emblem is worn on the left breast of the uniform or coat after any other medals. From March 1952, the KCBC was replaced by the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct, itself renamed as the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery in August 1994. The award does not give rise to post nominal letters however this award maybe awarded posthumously.