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 -

4, February, 2020

The OMRS has teamed up with Coin Collector magazine to promote our hobby to a new audience. The Spring 2020 issue of the quarterly magazine has a four page section on collecting medals including tips for collectors. Three members of the OMRS – Robin Thomas, James Kemp and Will Bennett - have contributed pieces on ‘treasured medals’ in their collections explaining why these are particularly important to them. The ‘treasured medals’ column will continue as a regular feature in Coin Collector. Follow this link for more info - 

The aim is to introduce our hobby to readers of a magazine aimed primarily at those involved in a different collecting specialism. While the OMRS is hugely grateful for the support it receives from magazines which are wholly or partly for medal collectors, the Society believes that it also has to broaden its horizons and raise its profile in other publications. Hopefully it can attract new medal collectors and, of course, new members by doing this.

If you would like to buy the latest copy of Coin Collector or subscribe to the quarterly magazine, just

12, December, 2019

December's OMRS Journal includes the following articles:

The ‘fantasy’ clasps found on the Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902 - An insight into the "fantasy" clasps and their history

Scarce awards: Afghanistan Medal 1878-80 with clasp ‘KANDAHAR’ to the 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment - the last campaign the 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) were involved in before they became the 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment

Frederick P. Wensley: ‘The greatest detective ...’ - tracking down the recipients of unnamed miniature medals to the police

George Bell with Lady Luck through the First World War: the late award of a Canadian Memorial Cross - the research of a Canadian Memorial Cross which was issued in 1963!!

Queen’s Commendations for Brave Conduct to the Queensland Police Force - a brief history of the award and its recipients

Naval surgeon’s promising career ended in disgrace - the truth behind a promising career that fell to pieces

Conduct ‘unbecoming’: Lieutenant William Kerr McClintock, The Rifle Brigade - court martialled and dismissed from the army was only the start of the story...

William Brasier Hall: a ‘most reliable officer’ in the Persian Gulf -  the story behind Yorkshireman Engineer Commander William Hall

The medallic coat of arms of Sir J. Carncross, KCB - the story behind how a medal ended up on a coat of arms

Trained under sail, ex-P&O officer had key wartime job at Port Said - a well travelled individual and his story

William Arthur Leigh Tucker: adventurer, entrepreneur  and sometime lieutenant, Umtali Burghers - a fascinating tale of a colourful individual