About Us

The Cotswold branch is one of the longest established branches of the OMRS. Based in Cheltenham near the M5, we serve a wide geographic area that extends as far east as Oxford, north to Birmingham, west to Hereford and Wales and south to the M4 corridor and Bristol.

As well as a regular programme of monthly meetings, we have an active programme of visits to museums and military and historical establishments that further our knowledge of medals, medal-related events. We also hold  a biannual Mini-Convention that includes members displays and a programme of speakers.

Meetings are held at Swindon Village Hall, Church Road, Swindon Village, Cheltenham, GL51 9QS and commence at 7.00pm for 7.30pm every second Thursday in the month except August. Guests are welcome, please contact us for details.

Branch Secretary

John Wright
tel : 01242 519815
email :

Programme for 2022

Date Speaker Subject
10th March Graham Pitchfork Bomber Command
14th April Christopher Mellor-Hill The Story of the D.C.M. and D.C.M.s in the Hill Collection
12th May Mick Atkinson The Retreat From Moscow
9th June Dave Seeney Sudan War 1916
14th July The Peter Ashford Memorial Lecture: David Abrutat Reconnaissance for D-Day (author of Vanguard: The True Stories of the Reconnaissance & Intelligence Missions behind D-Day)
16th July Branch mini-convention Details to be announced

note: Our branch mini convention will be at the Swindon Village Hall, Cheltenham as usual and will be open to all members of the OMRS.

Branch type: 
UK Branches