Lloyd Bishop - Silver Medal

Lloyd Bishop – Silver Medal

Lloyd Bishop was waiting on the platform when he noticed a distressed man near the edge, and so he went to chat to him. The suicidal man then climbed down onto the tracks. Lloyd leant over the platform edge and stretched out his hand but his help was refused. Lloyd was horrified to see a high speed through train approaching fast. The man was in extreme danger and so Lloyd jumped down onto the live tracks and hauled him towards the platform. The platform CCTV shows Lloyd lifting him up onto the platform and then scrambling up himself, one second before the train rushes by. Read about this incredible story here.

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Alex Jeanguillame - Bronze Medal

Cdt Sgt Alex Jeanguillaume – Bronze Medal

Alex Jeanguillaume (aged 15 at the time of the incident) was with her friend in the park when they were threatened by a man with a knife. He ordered the teenagers to hand over their mobile phones. They refused so the knifeman moved towards the boy and threatened to attack him. Alex, an Army cadet and who was trained in ju-jitsu, realised the danger and counter attacked. She grabbed the man and threw him to the ground where she fought with him. Read the full story here.

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PS Laurie & PC Malda

PS Darren Laurie and PC Keith Malda – Bronze Medal with Second Award Clasp and Police Medal

PS Darren Laurie and PC Keith Malda, Metropolitan Police Service, were recognised for their extraordinary bravery and lifesaving acts at two separate terrorist incidents at Westminster Bridge and months later at London Bridge. They were awarded the Bronze Medal and Second Award clasp. This is an exceptionally rare award and pictures of the medal with clasp can be seen in the main article. Later, the Awards Committee awarded both officers the Society’s prestigious Police Medal for their great gallantry. You can read all about their actions here.

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Richard Stanton and John Volanthen

Richard Stanton and John Volanthen – Stanhope Gold Medal

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.

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Cadet L/Cpl Abigail McCourt

Cadet L/Cpl Abigail McCourt – Testimonial on Vellum

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.

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PC James Slender

PS James Slender – Bronze Medal and Police Medal

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.

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Jimmy McSparron

Jimmy McSparron – Silver Medal

Jimmy McSparron was awarded a Silver Medal for his daredevil rescue of a local priest from a hilltop chapel in Peru during a mudslide following torrential rain. Read the details of his remarkable recovery operation here.

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