Service Honours

Service Honours can be awarded to individual members, members of affiliated clubs/organisations and ATCs in membership, for a year of continuous service to the Society. Please refer to the guidance notes for more information on eligibility for Service awards.

  • Certificate of Thanks (4 and 8 years’ service)
  • Service Medal (12 years’ service)
  • Bar to Service Medal (16 years’ service)
  • Service Cross (20 years’ service)
  • 1st Bar to Service Cross (25 years’ service)
  • 2nd Bar to Service Cross (30 years’ service)
  • Honorary UK Life Member (35 years’ service)
  • Recognition of Service (40 years’ service)
  • UK Long Service Medal (50 years’ service or more)

Merit Honours

Merit Honours are awarded to individual members, members of affiliated clubs/organisations and ATCs in membership, for meritorious contribution to the Society. Please refer to the guidance notes for more information on eligibility for Merit awards.

  • Certificate of Merit (Maybe awarded more than once. Interval of two years)
  • Certificate of Recognition (Maybe awarded more than once. Interval of two years)
  • Medal of Distinction (Must have received one of two Certificates of Merit and Certificate of Recognition)
  • Bar(s) to Medal of Distinction (To be awarded no more frequently than 4 years following Medal of Distinction)
  • Medal of Honour
  • Honorary UK Life Governor
  • UK Honorary Vice President

Trophy and Special Awards

Nominations for any of the trophies must have the support of the Branch Management or Branch Honours Committee and be signed by a Branch Chair (no other signature is acceptable unless the nominee in question hold both of these posts, and in this case, the Secretary/Administrator or designated officer must sign and note the office held by the signatory).


For any queries about the Honours process please email: [email protected]