OMRS News

14, October, 2021

This roll has been updated with new information and is now available in the Research Library.

The Imperial Service Medal (ISM) was introduced in 1903 and during King Edward VII’s reign a total of 4,820 ISMs were awarded.

Out of these only 166 ISMs were awarded to women and of these 164 were to nationals of the home nations; Great Britain and Ireland with two dominion/colonial awards.  

The roll lists all these women who were awarded the Imperial Service Medal during the reign of King Edward VII.

27, September, 2021

The 2021 Virtual Convention ended on Saturday 25th September with the announcement of the winners of the Members' Choice Awards for the exhibition: In a very tight competition where the lead changed hands several times the eventual, and well-deserved, winners were:

Members' Choice Award - Best Exhibit - Anthony Martin - Following in the Footsteps of Lions: The Battle of Alma 20th September 1854;

Members' Choice Award - Best Use of Technology - James Kemp - Researching Metropolitan Police Jubilee & Coronation Medals.

All the exhibits and the presentations will remain online at the Convention webpage so Members can see them.

13, September, 2021

The Trans-Jordan Frontier Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal roll by Owain Raw-Rees has now been uploaded to the research library and is available to view and download.

11, September, 2021

The 2021 OMRS Virtual Convention is now live.   Members must be logged in to view the exhibition and register for the presentations: https://www.omrs.org/members/omrs-virtual-convention-2021

Go there now and see whats new for this year.

29, August, 2021

 The next Ribbons Branch meeting is to take place at the Royal British Legion Club (Paddington Branch) at St, Stephens Gardens, London W2 5QX. It will be taking place between 1pm and 5pm on 17th October 2021

 

22, July, 2021

An update to the research library has been carried out and now has electronic copies of the Journal up to June 2020 available for members to access.

22, July, 2021

Awards of the Imperial Service Medal to women during the reign of King Edward VII Roll by Reverend Damon Rogers has now been uploaded to the research library and is available to view and download.

19, July, 2021

We are very pleased to advise our members that the OMRS Ribbon Bank is now available online in the member’s area of our website. There are over 200 ribbons in stock and ordering has never been easier since you can select the items you want and make payment with a few clicks of your mouse. Members’ prices are very competitive and purchasing ribbon from the Society allows us to invest any profit in purchasing an even wider selection of ribbon for the benefit of members.

In addition to a wide range of replacement ribbon we have limited quantities of original WWI and WWII silk ribbons in stock. These are quite hard to find and we are pleased to be able to make them available to our members. We will continue to add ribbons to the online store and we hope that you find the new online version of the Ribbon Bank accessible and easy to use.

We would like to thank Token Publishing for kindly allowing us to use the ribbon images and numbering system from the Medal Yearbook.

14, June, 2021

The WWII Bolton Special Constabulary Long Service Roll by Garry Farmer has now been uploaded to the research library and is available to view and download.

27, May, 2021

Renewal of membership for the year 2021-2022 is now 'live' via the members area of this website.

Members should logon to the members area using their personal logon and follow the instructions. 

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