Problem is that lots of people a) don't know how b) don't have the experience to write it up properly c) are ignored by a CoC who don't care about those below.
Some Wings on the other hand are very good at getting people nominated which I commend, there just isn't any consistency.
The proper awards never seem to go to people at Squadron Level, surely we have plenty of committee members out there who would be good candidates for a BEM or and MBE? (I'm sure those above who get them are very deserving, just would like to see others recognised too).
I would almost like to see a quota system introduced for recommendations, all OC's expected to make 1 recommendation to Wing, Wings expected to put at least 3 forward to Region, 1 of which must have come from an OC and so on, build a session on how to do it into the Squadron Commanders course at ATF.