The Provincial/ District Chairman
The Provincial/ District Offices for onward distribution to Clubs
Lifesaving Eastern Cape Club Chairman and Secretaries
Saint Andrews Club Executive
Associate Members

The President, Vice President and Members of the Management Board, Directors
ILS Sport Commission Secretary – Jelle Meintsma, General Manager and LSA Staff

Date:  10th April 2018

Subject:  Mountbatten & Russell Medal Nominations

Royal Life Saving Society is currently seeking nominations for the prestigious Mountbatten and Russell Medals. If you are aware of any rescue that took place in 2017 that you think might qualify for either of these medals (details below), please complete the attached nomination form and return to the 28th June 2018.

Further details can also be found on the RLSS website

Mountbatten Medal
The Mountbatten Medal was instituted in 1951 by the Society’s then Grand President, The Earl of Mountbatten of Burma and it is an annual award which is made for the most gallant rescue or rescue attempt undertaken in the previous year (1st January-31st 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 Medal
The 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 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.

Yours in lifesaving
(No Signature – electronic document)
Helen Herbert
General Manager



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