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 2018

13th September

Christopher Mellor-Hill

The Slaver Wars & Central Africa medal 1890-1898

7th October -


Cotswold Branch 1918 Centenary Exhibition

11th October 

Grant Healey  Defence of Port Stanley
8th November Wayne Finch A Patriotic Family From Fairview
13th December  

AGM and A Taste of Christmas (Members' Own)

10th January Graham Pitchfork The Distinguished Flying Cross
14th February 3 short talks:

Tim Dowle –

With Map and Compass
Dave Martin –

A Welshman in Boulogne: WW2 POWs and Escapees

Paul Brewster -


14th March Dave Seeney Easter Rising 1916
11th April Mick Atkinson

The Prince of Bentheim und Steinfurt

9th May   Members’ Own
13th June Paul Brewster Rhodesia Police Reserve
11th July
Memorial Lecture. 
Graham Sacker
The Machine Gun Corps