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

50/51 Temple Chambers
3/7 Temple Avenue
London EC4Y 0HP
Telephone : 020 7936 2942
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UK Bravery Award Organisations

Carnegie Hero Fund Trust

Gives financial aid where a heroic act has brought misfortune to the rescuer or the rescuer's family. Certificates of bravery are also awarded in all cases and, occasionally, medals.

Lifeboats (RNLI)

Makes awards of medals and certificates to RNLI staff or members of the public, who put to sea to save, or attempt to save, life.


Lifeboats (RNLI) - Fund raising

Fund raising web site aimed at raising money to support volunteer crews providing 24-hour coastal rescue service

Liverpool Shipwreck & Humane Society

Gives awards for bravery and life-saving in Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and the Port of Liverpool.

Order of St John

Awards Life Saving Medals (Gold, Silver or Bronze) to those who've endangered their own lives with conspicuous bravery by saving, or attempting to save, someone else. About 12 awards have been given in the last 10 years.

Order of St. John

Royal Lifesaving Society UK

Awards medals and certificates to members of the RLSS for saving or attempting to save life.

Royal lifesaving society

Shipwrecked Mariners' Society

Makes 3 annual awards for skill and gallantry:

  • Edward & Maisie Lewis Award for an outstanding air/sea rescue;
  • Emile Robin Award for an outstanding rescue by a British Vessel;
  • The Lady Swaythling Trophy for an outstanding feat of seamanship.

Shipwrecked mariners society

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