Walter Da Costa receives the British Empire Medal
5 Apr. 2019: Walter Benedict Anthony Da Costa received the British Empire Medal at the Tower of London on Friday, 5th April 2019. The investiture was conducted by the Lord-Lieutenant Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, the Queen's special representative for Greater London. Mr Da Costa has been recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her 2019 New Year's Honours List for meritorious service in the field of organised crime at the Home Office and also for his charitable works. Mr. Da Costa is ex Dar-es-Salaam hailing from Majorda, Salcete, Goa. The family emigrated to the UK in 1976 and Mr Da Costa is married and has three brothers and five sisters …
29 December 2018: British Empire Medal, Civil Division. Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood. St. James’s Palace, London SW1. THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) to the undermentioned: B.E.M. Walter Benedict Anthony DA COSTA. Asset Recovery, Finance and Data Analysis Lead, Strategic Centre of Organised Crime, Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office.
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