Northern branch meeting.
Due to the current Covid restrictions we are planning to meet on Teams every second Saturday at 1.30pm, If anyone wants to join they should email below.
Feb meeting will be about the Bolton Police, March our Annual Quiz and April on the relief of Belsen.
Northern branch meeting.
For those of you not aware, there is a repository available for the sharing of information and medal rolls available to all members of the OMRS. Here is your chance to share that medal roll or document which you think may be of interest to other members of the OMRS, simply email me the document at email@example.com and it will be concidered for inclusion. If you have a document in paper format only then please email through details as it may be possible to have it scanned and uploaded. Listed below are the current information available to members :-
Volunteer Long Service Medal Roll
Roll of the 2009 Antarctic Treaty Summit Medal
Medical Service Fatalities in the Crimea
Iraq Gallantry Medal
Tank Corps service numbers and transfer / enlistment dates
1st Troop, 1st Brigade Bengal Horse Artillery. Medal Roll for the Mutiny
19th HUSSARS' EGYPT AND SUDAN MEDAL 1882 - 89 ROLL
A Roll for the Coronation (Police) Medal 1911 for the Royal Irish Constabulary
Medal roll for the 96th Regiment of Foot for the Abyssinia Medal 1867-68
2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment: recipients of the India Medal 1895-1902
Roll of the 'Bullock's Boys': the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps active service contingents, 1915-19
OMRS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING CANCELLED
■ The Society’s AGM, scheduled to take place at The National Archives (TNA) on Saturday 3 October, has regrettably been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
■ Andrew Mann, Paul Murphy and Jon Toohey are to join the Executive Committee. As nominations did not exceed Committee vacancies there will be no need for an online election.
■ The annual accounts of the OMRS, normally subject to an AGM vote, will be published in the December Journal.
■ The AGM would normally vote on the re-appointment of auditors. The Committee has decided to re-appoint the same auditors the Society has used for many years.
■ Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork and Jim Lees have agreed to fill the two vacancies for Trustees of the Society alongside Norman Gooding and David Rucker.
We are delighted to announce the results of the OMRS Virtual Exhibition.
Members voted for three Member's Choice awards: Best Exhibit; Best Use of Technology in Presenting an Exhibit; and Best Overall Exhibit (combined votes of the best exhibit and best use of technology)
Best Exhibit: Winner Jim Kemp - The Fateful Night of 16th December 1910. Highly Commended: Chris Bacon - Mystery Bomber, and Meurig Jones - The QSA and other medals.
Best Use of Technology: Winner David Doorne - Let Not The Deep Swallow Them Up. Highly Commended: Jonathan Smith - British Orders – The Documents, and Meurig Jones - The QSA and other medals.
Best Overall Exhibit: Winner David Doorne - Let Not The Deep Swallow Them Up. Highly Commended: Jonathan Smith - British Orders – The Documents, Meurig Jones - The QSA and other medals, Chris Bacon - Mystery Bomber and Jim Kemp - The Fateful Night of 16th December 1910.
Congratulations to the winners and to those who were highly commended and thank you to everyone who took part.
The exhibition will stay on the website https://omrs.org/members/omrs-virtual-exhibition-2020 for now to enable those who want to review the exhibits in light of the results.
Votes by members for accepting the new Constitution have been verified and the result is as follows:
Voting Yes - 185
Voting No - 19
Therefore the new version of the Constitution will be the version used by the OMRS. Any questions then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Those wishing to read the revised constitution please go here - https://omrs.org/members/society-constitution/
This year's Virtual Exhibition is now open for Members to view and to vote for their favourite exhibits. Members need to be logged in to view the exhibits which can be found at: https://omrs.org/members/omrs-virtual-exhibition-2020
The OMRS has the following Social Media sites available to members, feel free so subscribe and contribute. They are as follows:
Twitter - @OMRS17995839
Instagram - Medal_Research_Society
Here is the latest publication to come out from the OMRS - A guide: Medals & Awards to British Police by Local Authorities of the UK containing over 260 colour and 16 B+W illustrations. The price is £12 to members and £17 to non-members.
The OMRS has a new facebook page and you are all invited..... follow the link and join in the fun :) https://www.facebook.com/groups/omrs.org/
The Cotswold Branch mini-convention has been postponed until a later date, which will be confirmed once the Covid-19 situation becomes clearer.
If you require more information in the meantime then please contact John Wright, the Secretary of the Cotswold Branch.