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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new roll has just been added to the Research Library for those collectors of police medals, specifically Sierra Leone, supplied and written by Tony Farrell.
The East Anglian Branch is moving to a new venue with the Branch meetings now being held at the Crown Hotel, Mudford, Thetford, Norfolk. This will be from the 8th June meeting.
The Northern Branch July meeting will be taking place on 11th July at 7.30pm and is planned to be a joint meeting with OMRS members located in the United States. If you have anything of interest and have not joined us before then please can you email OMRSNORTH@outlook.com with your details and we look forward to seeing you there.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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