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  1. Cotswold Branch

    8 December @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Northern Branch

    10 December @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. East Anglia Branch

    11 December @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    Attendance up by 30 per cent as OMRS members back Convention move. The decision by the OMRS to move the annual Convention out of London for the first time has been strongly backed by its members. Attendance at its new location in Stratford-upon-Avon soared by 30 per cent to over 420, while numbers at the Convention dinner almost doubled.
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  • 2015/16 Branch Programmes Announced OMRS local branches are announcing their programmes for the coming year. See the Local Branch pages
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  • Holiday Inn Stratford Upon Avon
    OMRS Convention dates for 2017 announced. The OMRS annual Convention will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stratford upon Avon on 16th-17th September 2017. Full details to follow in the New Year.
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  • James Kemp - Crimson and Green - The Britih Army in Afghanistan Exhibit
    Exhibitors turn out in force in Stratford upon Avon. The award for Best in Show went to Alex Balm, who at 16 is one of the youngest members of the OMRS. Full results can be seen here.
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  • The Ashantee Medal 1873-74 to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines
    New books from the OMRS: The Ashantee Medal 1873-74 to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines by Nick Tucker and Surgeons of the Royal Navy in the First World War by Simon Jonathan Eyre, will both be
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    The membership renewal period has now closed. Members who have not yet renewed their membership can do so by contacting the Membership Secretary
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  • March Journal Cover Edit
    The September edition of the OMRS Journal is now available. Members’ address and/or email details must be up to date if they want to receive it. Check your membership details by logging into
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  • James Kemp receives his Members' Choice award from the Society's President, Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork at the 2015 Convention
    James Kemp’s Gold award and Members Choice winning exhibit goes online. One of the top exhibits at the 2015 Convention, click here to read this award winning piece of research.
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Our Society exists to promote a general interest in the study of orders, decorations and medals and to actively encourage and publish research into all aspects of civil and military medals, with a particular focus on those issued by Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries.

Members’ interests range from awards for gallantry in battle, or bravery in saving life, through forgotten wars and far-flung campaigns, to long and meritorious public service away from the limelight. Research interests stretch from pure numismatics, through the military or social history surrounding the circumstances of awards, to the genealogy of the medal recipient.