The Military Medal (MM) was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army and other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for bravery in battle on land. The medal was established on 25 March 1916. It was the other ranks' equivalent to the Military Cross (MC), which was awarded to commissioned officers and, rarely, to warrant officers, although WOs could also be awarded the MM. The MM ranked below the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM), which was also awarded to non-commissioned members of the Army. Recipients of the Military Medal are entitled to use the post- nominal letters "MM". In 1993 the Military Medal was discontinued. Since then the Military Cross has been awarded to personnel of all ranks. The Distinguished Conduct Medal was the second highest honour for non commissioned military personnel. The medal was instituted in 1854, during the Crimean War, to recognise gallantry within the other ranks. Awards of the DCM were announced in the London Gazette as were those for the Military Medal and mentioned in Despatches.
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