Saturday, 12 September 2020

The QSA and Other Medals

 The Orders and Medals Research Society holds an annual convention. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic the convention was cancelled. One feature of the convention are the members' exhibits - a feast of medals and showcasing research with innovative displays. The exhibits are judged and prizes awarded. To continue the exhibits the OMRS organised a Virtual Exhibition.

Today was the end of the Virtual Exhibition and three awards were given, I was delighted to score Highly Commended in all three categories:

Best Exhibit: Winner Jim Kemp - The Fateful Night of 16th December 1910. High Commended: Chris Bacon - Mystery Bomber, and Meurig Jones - The QSA and other medals.

Best Use of Technology: Winner David Doorne - Let Not The Deep Swallow Them Up. Highly Commended: Jonathan Smith - British Orders – The Documents, and Meurig Jones - The QSA and other medals.

Best Overall Exhibit: Winner David Doorne - Let Not The Deep Swallow Them Up. Highly Commended: Jonathan Smith - British Orders – The Documents, Meurig Jones - The QSA and other medals, Chris Bacon - Mystery Bomber and Jim Kemp - The Fateful Night of 16th December 1910.

My exhibit illustrated how the QSA is the centre point of British military history. Men who earned the QSA served in campaigns from the Crimea to WWII, a period of 91 years. The most recent medal found to be awarded with a QSA is the 1953 Coronation Medal.

A PDF of the exhibit can be downloaded here.


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