OMRS News

28, October, 2018

Surrey Branch have updated their programme of meetings through to the end of 2019.

The subjects covered are across a wide spectrum of interest and include:

The Suffragettes 

Operation Mincemeat (The Man Who Never Was)

and

Korean War VC's

24, October, 2018

Surrey Branch have updated their programme of meetings through to the end of 2019.

The subjects covered are across a wide spectrum of interest and include:

The Russian Convoys of the Second World War

The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment

and

The Battle of Omdurman 1898

22, October, 2018

Wellington Branch of the Society is now known as the New Zealand Branch.

Following the AGM of our Society and at the request of the New Zealand members the Wellington Branch has been re-named.

This is a change in name only and the Branch will function as normal.

The Branch Secretary (Todd Skilton) should still be contacted for all New Zealand matters. 

19, October, 2018

The Society will support the Britannia Medal Fair to be held at the Victory Services Club on Sunday 18th November 2018.

The society will again run a stand at the fair to answer all questions in connection with researching and collecting medals, as well as having the latest society publications for sale.

This year and moving forward the Fair is being supported by Dix Noonan Webb, Britain's biggest auctioneer of orders, medals and decorations and benifits from free entry for collectors and other interested persons.

Location

Victory Services Club

63/79 Seymour Street,

London, W2 2HF

Timings

9:30am to 2pm
 

 

 

19, October, 2018

September’s OMRS Journal includes the following articles:

A distinction almost denied: the naming of Australia’s Second World War medals – the fight to get Australia’s Second World War medals officially named.

Regimental sergeant majors – development of this rank and some of their medals.

The Order of Virtuti Militari 5th Class awarded to the Polish Army in the West, 1940-45 – the development of, and some of those who have received, this award.

An unusual death certificate – this death certificate does not tell the full story.

Jordan – Great Arab Revolt Centennial Medal – a rare modern medal awarded to some British service personnel.

An intriguing medal for the International Sleeping Car Company – the Wagons-Lits – a most unusual medal and why it was awarded.

William Grant: captain of the Himalaya - From wood and wind to iron and steam.

A tale of two headstones – two casualties who were both awarded a bronze medal but there the similarities end.

George Spencer Gabriel – an unusual group of medals to a “Pom” who eventually settled in Australia.

To war in a yacht: Lieutenant Albert Pepperell, RNVR – serving in a “private” yacht in the First World War.

From award-winning essays to long-lived works on naval history – some unusual literary awards to a senior naval officer.

Lieutenant William Gair, 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) and 'Sebastopol Tom' – the part played by a domestic cat in the Crimea War.

The Bolton Borough Police Good Service Medal in bronze – the story behind, and the awards of, this medal.

4th Middlesex: men killed in action on 1 July 1916? – the truth is not always as recorded on certain official documents.

18, October, 2018

Northern Branch have updated their programme of meetings through to the end of 2019.

The subjects covered are across a wide spectrum of interest and include:

East Germany and the Battle of the Nations

Wellington and the Peninsula

and

St John Railway Ambulance Medals

18, October, 2018

East Anglia Branch of the Society are again supporting the Suffolk Family History Fair 2018. This year to be held on Saturday 27th October 2018.

The Branch will run a stand at the Fair and answer questions from the public on all manner of aspects in connection with our passion.

Location

University of Suffolk,

Waterfront Building,

19 Neptune Quay,

Ipswich,

IP4 1QL

Timings

10am to 4pm

15, October, 2018

Ottawa Branch have updated their programme of meetings through to the end of 2019.

The subjects covered are across a wide spectrum of interest and include:

The Burma Campaign of the Second World War

Collecting Royal Naval Reserve Medals

and

The Greek - Italian War of 1940

8, October, 2018

East Anglia Branch have updated their programme of meetings through to the end of 2019.

The subjects coverd are across a wide spectrum of interest and include:

The Royal Observer Corps Long Service Medal

The India Service Medal and India General Service Medal 1849 - 1939 

and

The Order of the British Empire and its Medal

 

 

24, September, 2018

XII European Conference of Phaleristics Societies took place Stockholm, Sweden between 25th to 27th May 2018.

A full report can be found on the Conventions page and in the September Journal.

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