Exhibitors set an exceptionally high standard at the Orders & Medals Research Society Convention held in Nottingham on 14 and 15 September 2019. Not only did the number of displays increase – with half a dozen OMRS members participating for the first time – but the depth of research and the design of the exhibitions won widespread praise from those attending the Convention. Click above for more information.
The September Edition of the OMRS Journal is out now and is packed with great articles. If you haven't received your copy contact the Membership Secretary.
Booking is now open for the XIV European Conference of Phaleristic Societies to be held in Paris from 15-17 May 2020.
Next years OMRS Convention is planned to be held at the Marriot Bristol City Centre Hotel from 11 to 13 September 2020. More details when they become available will follow in the new year
Dr Robin Thomas has been elected as the new President of the Orders & Medals Research Society in the biggest poll in the history of the OMRS which saw more than 300 members cast their votes. Graham Grist was elected as General Secretary when the results of both contests were announced at the Society’s Annual General Meeting at The National...Read more…
Well known researcher, longstanding OMRS Member and holder of the Society’s Commendation Medal, Stephen Lewis has published his book “The Three Burma Awards” which is the story of the creation, design, manufacture and awards of the Order of Burma, Burma Gallantry Medal and Burma Police Medal.
The UK Volunteer Long Service Medal Roll is now available in the on-line research library.
Our Society exists to promote a general interest in the study of orders, decorations and medals and to actively encourage and publish research into all aspects of civil and military medals, with a particular focus on those issued by Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries.
Members’ interests range from awards for gallantry in battle, or bravery in saving life, through forgotten wars and far-flung campaigns, to long and meritorious public service away from the limelight. Research interests stretch from pure numismatics, through the military or social history surrounding the circumstances of awards, to the genealogy of the medal recipient.