About Us

The Cotswold branch is one of the longest established branches of the OMRS. Based in Cheltenham near the M5, we serve a wide geographic area that extends as far east as Oxford, north to Birmingham, west to Hereford and Wales and south to the M4 corridor and Bristol.

As well as a regular programme of monthly meetings, we have an active programme of visits to museums and military and historical establishments that further our knowledge of medals, medal-related events. We also hold  a biannual Mini-Convention that includes members displays and a programme of speakers.

Meetings are held at Swindon Village Hall, Church Road, Swindon Village, Cheltenham, GL51 9QS and commence at 7.00pm for 7.30pm every second Thursday in the month except August. Guests are welcome, please contact us for details.

Branch Secretary

John Wright
tel : 01242 519815
email :

Programme 2017/18

14 September      Angus Hamilton Experiences in the Royal Hong Kong Police
12 October Members’ Own  
9 November Paul Brewster British South Africa Police
14 December  Members’ Own Member’s Own & A Taste of Christmas
11 January

Three short talks:

David Martin

Tim Dowle

John Wright


The Original Battalion: 1915 trios to the Welsh Guards

With Map and Compass: A Welsh M.C. Recipient

Family Medals

8 February Graham Pitchfork  The Barrington-Kennett Legacy
8 March Grant Healey Defence of Port Stanley & South Georgia, 2nd to 3rd April 1982 
12 April Members’ Own  
10 May David Seeney Gallantry At Sea 1917 (Warwickshire Regiment)
14 June John Scott  100 Years of R.A.F. Nursing
12 July Stephen Lewis 
Peter Ashford Memorial Lecture
"Too Many Damned Holes" (the K-boats)