Welcome to the London, UK, Branch of the OMRS.

The branch meets on the last Monday of the month that is not a Bank Holiday, of the odd numbered months plus April and October and we meet in the London premises of Spink, the world famous dealers and auctioneers; 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 4ET

We start to gather at 18:00 for tea and biscuits and to exchange stories of new research, new purchases, and outrageous medal prices! This leads us nicely into a relaxed 18:30 meeting start time, usually concluding by 20:00. Please note that for security reasons the doors are locked at 18:30. We usually adjourn post meeting for drinks afterwards at ‘The Queen’s Larder’, 1 Queen’s Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3AR

There is no car parking at Spink’s premises but the area is well served by bus and tube links, the nearest station being Russell Square.

Our programme of speakers and topics for 2022 are as follows:

January 24th AGM & Christopher Mellor-Hill Medal collectors’ worst (almost) nightmare!!
March 28th Andrew Mann (Surrey Branch)  The Army of India Medal
April 25th  Owain Raw-Rees  An Introduction to the Awards of the South of Arabia - 1911-90
May 23rd Robert Wilde-Evans World wars and colonial campaigning in East Africa 1914-60
July 25th Members’ Own  
September 26th Graham Grist  Canadians Buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery
October 24th Mick Atkinson  Vive l'Empereur - Napoleon with a medallic surprise!
November 28th Ollie Burridge  The Siege of Lucknow 1857

In addition to our Branch meetings we additionally undertake one or two excursions which in recent years have included: The London Blitz Walk, The Guards Museum, and the Royal Artillery Museum at Woolwich.

If you would like further information about the London Branch of the OMRS, please contact Robert Barltrop, Membership Secretary, via email at:

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UK Branches