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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Buckingham Palace Presentations 16th October 2008

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Princess Alexandra presented awards to these brave people in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on October 16th 2008.

Her Royal Highness is President of the society.

Terry Goodman - Silver Medal

Mr. Terry Goodman received the Society’s Silver Medal in recognition of his actions in June 2007 while working in Iraq when he rescued a colleague from a stricken vehicle despite being seriously injured and under heavy and sustained fire.

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Terry Goodman received the societies Silver Medal

Joshua Stone - Bronze Medal

A Bronze Medal was awarded to 11 year old Joshua Stone of Melton in East Yorkshire who saved his friend from a savage dog by beating it off with a shovel in January 2008.

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11 year old Joshua Stone (on the left) receiving his Bronze Medal. Keir Lowe, whose life Joshua saved, is on the right

James Bunting - Testimonial on Vellum

A Testimonial on Vellum was awarded to James Bunting of Derby who rescued a man from the River Derwent. He was 15 at the time of his brave deed in November 2007.

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A Testimonial on Vellum was awarded to James Bunting

Mike Daw - In Memoriam Testimonial

An In Memoriam testimonial was presented to Ann Daw from Herefordshire, whose husband Michael had been killed in an attempt to rescue a man from a raging bull in March 2007.

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An In Memoriam certificate was presentad to Ann Daw

All photos of the presentation were taken by Roger Pearson of UK Law News.

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