Latest News Mountbatten & Russell Medals We are currently seeking nominations for the prestigious Mountbatten Medal and Russell Medal, which will be presented later in 2016, our 125th Anniversary Year. If you are aware of any rescues that took place in 2015 that you think might qualify for either of these medals (details below), please email Jo Hepburn to request a nomination form. Further details can also be found here. Closing date for nominations is 30th June 2016. Mountbatten MedalThe Mountbatten Medal was instituted in 1951 by the Society’s then Grand President, The Earl of Mountbatten of Burma. It is an annual award which is made for the most gallant rescue or rescue attempt undertaken in the previous year (1 January – 31 December), by the holder of a lifesaving award delivered by a Royal Life Saving Society Member Branch, or someone who has attended a Royal Life Saving Society training programme. The rescue or rescue attempt must be made by a citizen from a Commonwealth Nation, but the rescue can be in any country throughout the world. Russell MedalThe Russell Medal was established in 2000 as a tribute to Pat Russell, a long-time member of the Royal Life Saving Society. Her sudden and unexpected death was a great sadness to RLSS, but something positive came about in the form of an award. The award is given annually for the most outstanding resuscitation or attempted resuscitation to a person by someone under 18 years of age during the previous calendar year. The person nominated for the award must be the holder of a lifesaving award delivered by a Royal Life Saving Society Member Branch anywhere in the Commonwealth.