The OMRS Convention is scheduled to return to London in 2021 after an absence of six years. However this will be subject to any COVID-19 restrictions still in place at the time. The plan is to hold it on the weekend of 25-26 September 2020 at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, a venue familiar to many regular Society Convention-goers. The event was held there for several years before it moved first to Stratford-upon-Avon and then Nottingham.
In light of the Britianna Medal Fair cancelling, Mark Smith has decided to present the collection that he would have shown at the event virtually instead. As you maybe aware, he's called it: The 100 Collection
For his 100 Collection Mark Smith has uncovered some real gems including an Egypt Medal to a Chaplain, a Royal Flying Corps Pilot wounded in 1917, the most beautifully engraved Great War Military Cross awarded for Ypres in 1915 and a very rare DCM to the Manchester's for their action at Munich Trench on the Somme in 1917.
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, for further information then please click below
We are delighted to announce the results of the OMRS Virtual Exhibition.
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Votes by members for accepting the new Constitution have been verified and the result is as follows, please click the link below to see the results:
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: https://omrs.org/members/omrs-virtual-exhibition-2020
The OMRS has the following Social Media sites available to members, feel free so subscribe and contribute. They are as follows:
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There is a new OMRS publication available now, click below to find out more:
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.