Jonathan Bintcliffe of Avon & Somerset Constabulary was awarded the Royal Humane Society’s Bronze Medal for his outstanding bravery in attempting to save the life of a man in a burning car, near Melksham in Wiltshire, on 29th April 2014.
Glenn Holmes was on a paragliding holiday in Dharmsala in the Himalayas in October 2013 whilst a paragliding competition was taking place in the area. Towards the end of the event, two paragliding crashes were reported.
Major Simon Guest is an experienced and competitive skydiver. On 14 July 2013, whilst undertaking a skydive at Netheravon Military Parachute Centre, he was caught in a freak incident in the air during which his actions saved the life of a fellow skydiver.
Brian Keane was travelling, with his wife and son when they saw, in front of them, a large plume of smoke, so Brian slowed down, as he came to a bend. On rounding the bend, they were confronted by the results of a head on crash.
Clive Schaaf was returning to his home in Sunbury-on-Thames, on 4th January 2013, when he saw an orange glow coming from the window of a neighbour’s house. He went to investigate and saw there was a fire in the kitchen.
Karin Williams had been a school crossing attendant for ten years. On 20th June 2013, she was on duty and, seeing a group of parents and children approaching, walked across to assist them. She saw a car coming towards her at a normal speed but it suddenly accelerated. It then crossed to the wrong side of the road and was coming at an angle towards Karin and the children waiting to cross.
Jasmyn Chan aged 14, was with four of her friends on 9 May 2014, when a car collided with them. At the last moment, Jasmyn pushed Tia away from the car and took the full impact herself. Jasmyn died of her injuries but it is thought that her actions prevented Tia being more seriously, or fatally, injured.
Colin Polland and his wife Adele were at a disused cottage near Paul’s Quarry at Annalong, County Down on the 1 June 2014. Two brothers and their cousin had gone to the quarry to go for a swim. When two of the boys went in, one of them panicked immediately and started to shout for help. Colin Polland, hearing the cries, came to the lake, stripped off and swam to the boy.