Royal Humane Society. Recognising Bravery.

Royal Humane Society

Instituted 1774 and Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1959

Patron:  Her Majesty the Queen

President:  HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO

Registered Charity Number 231469

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Recent recipients of awards.

Annual Report 2013

This and previous years annual reports can be downloaded (in PDF format) using the links below:

2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

Those below are some of the people who have recently received awards from the Society for outstanding bravery

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Theodore Sawyer

Theodore Sawyer
Stanhope Gold Medal

Theodore Sawyer has been awarded the Stanhope Medal 2013 for his outstanding bravery in saving the lives of two men who were the occupants of a large goods vehicle that crashed, in severe weather conditions, during the night of 9 December 2012, near Sicamous, British Columbia.

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Joel Forrester

Joel Forrester
Police Medal

Joel Forrester of Hertfordshire Constabulary was awarded the Royal Humane Society’s Testimonial on Vellum for his outstanding bravery in saving the lives of two people trapped on the first floor of a house by a fire, on 8 April 2013. The Committee later assessed this as the most courageous action by a police officer of those reviewed during 2013.

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CarlCreasey

Carl Creasey
Bronze Medal

Carl Creasey was driving on the A15 in Lincolnshire, on 1 July 2012. A car crossed the road into the path of a refuse truck. Following the head-on collision the truck was quickly engulfed in flames.

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David and Martin Marney

David and Martin Marney
Bronze Medal

David and Martin Marney saved a woman’s life at Fistral Beach, Newquay, on 16 October 2012.

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Sharron Brooker and Claire Mosley

Sharron Brooker and Claire Mosley
Testimonial on Vellum

Sharron Brooker and her daughter Claire Mosley were driving home in St Leonards on Sea, on 22 July 2012, when they came across two large dogs mauling a man who was on the ground.

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George Reeder

George Reeder
Testimonial on Vellum

George Reeder is Dockmaster at Watchet Harbour in West Somerset. On 27th January 2013, a woman walking her three dogs along the harbour wall and pushing her 6 month old son in a pushchair stopped to pick up dog droppings. A gust of wind blew the chair into the sea, leaving the baby face down in the water and sinking.

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Jago Thorn

Jago Thorn
Testimonial on Vellum

Jago Thorn was surfing near the entrance to Bude Harbour, Cornwall, on 7 October 2012, when he saw two fishermen who had been thrown into the water by a freak wave 2012.

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Matthieu Mereau

Matthieu Mereau
Royal Humane Society of New Zealand’s Silver Medal

On 25 February 2013, a woman in an electric wheelchair was attempting to cross the rail lines at the Morningside Drive, Auckland, railway level crossing, when the rear stability wheels of her chair fell into the gap between the path and the rail, leaving her in the middle of the track in the path of an oncoming freight train

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Steven Cooper

Steven Cooper
Royal Humane Society of New Zealand’s Bronze Medal

Steven Cooper of Exeter was on holiday in New Zealand. He was on an unpatrolled beach watching the rescue of a girl who had been caught in the rip current around the rocky cliff area. As Steven watched, he noticed a boy swimming 10-15 metres away. The boy tried to swim out of the rip but could make no progress and called for help

 

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