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

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The entire archive of the Royal Humane Society was gifted by the trustees of the Society to London Metropolitan Archives in October 2008 and formally transferred to LMA’s custodianship on 4 November 2008. We are pleased to announce that it is now available for research either by visiting LMA in person or by submitting a research request to them. Check out our Research Request section, where you'll find all you need to know about how to use LMA's services.

Annual General Court 19th May 2010

The Annual General Court was held at Haberdashers' Hall in the City of London. A number of recipients had the honour of receiving their awards from our President, HRH Princess Alexandra. The Guest Speaker was Sir High Orde who is the current President of the Association of Chief Police Officers. The eight pictures on the right show the the reciepients with a brief note about their bravery.

Aneurin Campbell and Calum Gardner receive their Testimonials on Vellum from Princess Alexandra. They had saved a man who got into difficulties whilst surfing in rough seas off Cornwall.

Aneurin Campbell and Calum Gardner receive their Testimonials on Vellum from Princess Alexandra. They had saved a man who got into difficulties whilst surfing in rough seas off Cornwall.

Robert Condy Young with his wife Helen. Robert was awarded the Society's Bronze medal for saving a woman from a burning car

Robert Condy Young with his wife Helen. Robert was awarded the Society's Bronze medal for saving a woman from a burning car

Garth Greyling (right) received the Society's Bronze Medal for saving the life of Major Jeremy Denning (left) at great risk to himself.

Garth Greyling (right) received the Society's Bronze Medal for saving the life of Major Jeremy Denning (left) at great risk to himself.

PC Colin Swan who saved a number of people from a burning bus. A full account, with pictures, can be seen in the 2008 reprt elsewhere on this site.

PC Colin Swan who saved a number of people from a burning bus. A full account, with pictures, can be seen in the 2008 reprt elsewhere on this site.

Michael Sharpe of Aberta, Canada, receives the Stanhope Gold Medal for saving a man from a burning double fuel tanker, badly burning himself in the process.

Michael Sharpe of Aberta, Canada, receives the Stanhope Gold Medal for saving a man from a burning double fuel tanker, badly burning himself in the process.

Joanna Seymour and Scott Gilbert receive the In Memoriam Testimonial in memory of their father John Gilbert who died trying to save a fellow diver.

Joanna Seymour and Scott Gilbert receive the In Memoriam Testimonial in memory of their father John Gilbert who died trying to save a fellow diver.

Matie Broome & Jennifer McCourt receive Testimonials on Vellum for pulling a colleague, who had fallen, from the path of an approaching tube train.

Matie Broome & Jennifer McCourt receive Testimonials on Vellum for pulling a colleague, who had fallen, from the path of an approaching tube train.

The guest speaker Sir Hugh Orde OBE QPM and his PA lisa Gopinathan chat with our President and Chairman.

The guest speaker Sir Hugh Orde OBE QPM and his PA lisa Gopinathan chat with our President and Chairman.

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