The Life Saving Awards Research Society was formed in 1987. Its principal objective is to provide information to researchers interested in medals and decorations awarded to civilians and service men and women for bravery and gallantry in life saving.
To help achieve our objective, the Society publishes its Journal three times a year. The Journal has articles on life saving awards, both official and those given by private organisations, and the incidents that resulted in those awards. All of the Journals (except the most recent editions) are freely available to download from the website and these provide a significant research archive.
To further the opportunities for research, we have a 'Research' page which identifies many of the organisation's that give (or have given) awards for life saving.
The most popular section on the website is the ‘Medal Rolls’ page where a number of listings can be found. These are fully searchable by name and date of recipient. We have for some time had a listing of RHS bronze medals and we are actively adding additional medal rolls as they become available.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, LSARS has produced a new publication on the awards made to Fire Brigade personnel during the Second World War. The publication contains previously unpublished information from The National Archive (TNA) files on the awards made to personnel in the National Fire Service, Auxiliary Fire Service and private fire brigades. Citations for all the awards are included together with details of other files at TNA where further information can be found. There are five appendices which included a roll of personnel who were killed or died of injuries received whilst on duty. This publication will be a useful reference for everyone interested in the awards given to the fire services for their bravery and conduct fighting their war on the home front.
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