70th Anniversary Celebration of the Mountbatten Medal

3 June 2021

3rd June marks the 70th anniversary of the launch of the Mountbatten Medal in 1951. On that day HRH the Princess Elizabeth, in her role as Vice Patron of the Society, attended the RLSS Diamond Jubilee Council Meeting and unveiled the Mountbatten Medal Honours Panel.   This mahogany display was donated to the Society by Lord […]

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King Edward VII Cup Presentation

10 May 2021

We were honoured last Thursday, 6th May 2021, when our Patron, HM The Queen held a virtual presentation of the 2020 King Edward VII Cup to Dr Stephen Beerman from Canada. The Queen congratulated Dr Beerman for over 40 years of work drawing attention to drowning as a major public health issue, from undertaking research […]

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RLSS welcomes UN Resolution on Drowning Prevention

30 April 2021

The RLSS welcomes and excited by the adoption of the UN Resolution on Drowning Prevention (A/75/L.76), which was approved during the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly, 62nd plenary meeting on Wednesday 28th April 2021.  At the World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) in Danang, Vietnam in May 2011, a global coalition for […]

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