The HRH Prince Michael of Kent Certificate of Merit was launched by the Royal Life Saving Society in March 2003 to commemorate the 25 years that HRH Prince Michael of Kent GVCO had been the Society’s Commonwealth President.
The Commonwealth President awards the Certificate for either outstanding service to the Society or outstanding acts of bravery in an aquatic environment by an individual, or individuals, not eligible for the Mountbatten Medal or Russell Medal.
This award would be recommended for anyone who has already received a Commonwealth Vice President Honour and is still contributing to the Society in an outstanding way; or to anyone who has represented the Society in an exemplary way but cannot be rewarded via the Honours system.
The award is at the discretion of His Royal Highness, who has agreed that only two or three such Certificates will be awarded annually.
Any branch or Society member wishing to nominate any person for the HRH Prince Michael of Kent Certificate of Merit must submit details of the nomination and a citation to the Commonwealth Headquarters on the HRH Prince Michael of Kent Certificate of Merit nomination form. This nomination will then be forwarded to the Board of Trustees for approval prior to being sent to HRH Prince Michael of Kent for approval.