Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) medal awarded to Margaret Best, 1938
Scope and Contents
Comprises medal, original case and accompanying note, which reads, 'The Hon Margaret (Maggie) Best's OBE insignia, for much public service from her home in London and particularly her initiative in starting the Public School Annual Empire Expeditions for the young.' Best was awarded an OBE in the 1929 New Year Honours and this CBE medal in the 1938 Birthday Honours.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the RCS collection by Lord Wynford [John Phillip Robert Best] in Oct. 2019.