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Currently the Society’s awards, which reflect the degree of risk faced and the level of bravery shown by rescuers, consist of silver medals, bronze medals, silver in memoriam medallions, parchments, certificates, resuscitation certificates, in memoriam certificates and letters of commendation.

The Marine Medal William Wyon (1795 -1851) was invited to design the Society’s first medal and he produced the well known design that is still used to this day. Wyon was a member of a family of renowned seal engravers and medallists and the chief engraver at the Royal Mint. There was a delay in […]

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The General Medal   The Society’s General Medal, which has a red and white striped ribbon, was introduced in 1894 because for a long time difficulty had been experienced in providing suitable honorary awards for lifesaving acts for which the Marine or Fire Medal were not appropriate. Records of its designer have never come to […]

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The Fire Medal In January 1875 local charities in the Liverpool area were bequeathed the sum of nearly £300,000 by a Mr Roger Lyon Jones, a former Liverpool City Councillor. The Society was fortunate enough to receive £2,000 of this windfall. Later in 1882 the executors for this estate informed the Society that they were […]

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The In Memoriam Medallion The In Memoriam Medallion was introduced in 1877 to recognise the gallantry displayed by those who lost their lives whilst attempting to rescue others. It has always been awarded in Silver and is presented to the next of kin. Prior to its introduction, in memoriam awards were usually given to widows, […]

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The Camp & Villaverde Medal In 1872/1873 two additional medals for saving life at sea became available to the Society, and in the absence of anything being found to the contrary we believe that these two medals were deemed to be of equal merit to the Society's Marine Medal. The Camp and Villaverde Medal has […]

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The Bramley-Moore Medal Less than one month after donating the funds to found the Camp & Villaverde Medal, John Bramley-Moore, who grew rich as a trader and performed great service to the general maritime welfare of Liverpool, donated a further £500 to the Society on condition that it was applied to the founding of a […]

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Swimming & Life-Saving Proficiency Awards The Society previously made awards to encourage school children in the practice of swimming with the object of saving life.  These awards are no longer competed for due to the restrictions in the current educational curriculum. In 1885 the Swimming & Life-Saving Medal was introduced for award to school children […]

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