The Stanhope Gold Medal 2019 was awarded jointly to Richard Stanton and John Volanthen for their courage and leadership during the Tham Luang cave rescue in Northern Thailand, in July 2018. Their actions, and those of their fellow divers, saved twelve young Thai boys, their football coach, and four Thai water engineers who were also trapped. Read the incredible story here.
Cadet Lance Corporal Abigail McCourt and her family were first on the scene to help Sergei and Yulia Skripal following the nerve agent attack in Salisbury in March 2018. For her selfless action and bravery she was awarded a Testimonial on Vellum. Read more about the incident here.
PC Allan Parker (Silver Medal and Police Medal) was driving along a dual carriageway when he encountered a youth trying to end his life by jumping in front of the speeding traffic. Allan stopped his car and wrestled the boy to safety. Read the whole story here.
PS James Slender was awarded a Bronze Medal in 2018 for rescuing the unconscious driver from a burning bus. He then went back into the bus to rescue a passenger. The Awards Committee later awarded this brave officer the Police Medal for his actions that day. The details of his rescue can be found here.
Elizabeth Bryan, Captain Peter Bryan, and Nicola Purchase were at a private event when terrorists attacked London Bridge and Borough Markets. With no thought for their own safety they ran to help the victims, pushing through police cordons to get there. For their extraordinary bravery they were each awarded the Bronze Medal. Read their full story here.