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OMRS Convention 2017 - 16th-17th September
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Upcoming Events
  1. Sussex Branch

    30 May @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Cotswold Branch

    8 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Northern Branch

    10 June @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    OMRS Convention Returns to Stratford upon Avon 16-17 September 2017. Booking now open. Following last year’s highly successful Convention, Convention will return to the Crowne Plaza in Stratford upon Avon. Booking is now open – click here to book your tickets.
  • 2017 Branch Programmes Announced OMRS local branches are announcing their programmes for the coming year. See the Local Branch pages
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    The Society is pleased to announce the publication of Norman Gooding‘s new book Honours and Awards to Women The Royal Navy. Norman is one of Britain’s leading experts on honours and awards to women
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    Speakers for Convention 2017 announced. Speakers will be from the MOD Medal Office, the Sikh Museum Initiative and the National Archives. Full details to follow soon.
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    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.
  • 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
  • March Journal Cover Edit
    The March 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

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.