25, September, 2020


■ 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.

14, September, 2020


31, August, 2020

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


Those wishing to read the revised constitution please go here -

31, August, 2020

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:

26, June, 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

2, June, 2020


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.

22, May, 2020

The OMRS has a new facebook page and you are all invited..... follow the link and join in the fun :)

2, April, 2020

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.

31, March, 2020

It is with great regret that the Executive Committee has taken the decision to cancel the Annual Convention, scheduled for 11-13 September at the Bristol Marriott.

The full statement to Members from the OMRS President, Robin Thomas, can be found here.

20, March, 2020

Any member can find out information about the OMRS honours and awards, who can receive them or how people can be nominated by going to "Society Docs & Notices" then "Society Honours" within this website.  Please note the closing date for nominations for this years awards is 31st May 2020 and any nominations should be e-mailed directly to the President at the following email address -