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. 

18, May, 2021

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.


11, May, 2021

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.

11, May, 2021

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 with your details and we look forward to seeing you there.

14, January, 2021

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.

6, December, 2020

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 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


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

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