of the RNA carry out work that is deemed to be over and
above the expectations of the association.
With this in
mind I would like to suggest that the RNA considers
introducing a meritorious medal award.
would be awarded to any member of the RNA, (life, full,
who has demonstrated any action or
piece of work that exceeds normal membership expectations.
include but is not exhausted to:
exemplary and courageous handling of
an emergency by an individual who,
dependant on personal danger, acted
to prevent the loss of human life and/or property.
produces or enacts any innovation that increases the public
profile of the RNA.
not be awarded for the following reasons:
within the RNA
Being a member of any committee
Arranging official events
The medal would be a bronzed colour
circular with a diameter of approximately 4cm. Depth
The face would bear the crest of the
RNA with (gold) in the banner.
The rear and have the 4 RNA core
values Unity, Comradeship, Patriotism, Loyalty .
the recipient would be engraved on the edge of the medal
providing name, branch and date awarded (& ? serial number).
ribbon would be the RNA design used for ties and Cravats. A
miniature medal and ribbon will also be provided.
the medal would be a certificate with citation providing a
summary of the event leading to the award.
Nominations for the award can be
made by branches or area committees.
nominations would be submitted to their area committee for
endorsement before being forwarded to the General secretary
at Semaphore Tower.
A formal nomination form will be
created and be made available on the RNA website.
Any branch committee member can
complete the nomination form but it must be endorsed by
either the branch secretary or Chairman
submitted to the respective area committee for further
before being forwarded to RNAHQ.
All correctly completed and endorsed
nominations will be considered or their individual merits
with the standing orders committee being the awarding panel.
The only alteration to this is if a
member of the standing orders committee is nominated, when
the national committee will make the final decision.
correctly submitted nominations must be reviewed within 8
weeks of being received by the General Secretary.
/Rejection of Award
of the awarding panel will be final. An appeals process is
panel have several options available to them as follows:
Award of a
Award of a
meritorious medal with life membership/ or a cash reward.
certificate of appreciation.
orders committee will inform the General Secretary of the
decision of each nomination received as soon as a decision
Secretary must then inform the relevant Area Secretary of
the decision within 4 weeks.
Secretaries will inform the originators of the nomination as
soon as possible after receiving conformation.
if an award
is rejected, the Standing Orders Committee must provided
written details of their decision.
of the award
There will be three ways that the
medal can be awarded to the recipient.
At National Conference -
presented by the National President
2 At area meetings (quarterly of
annual reunion), by the area President.
a branch meeting (presented by the branch president or
in all cases,
every effort should be made to obtain publicity photographs
that can be used on the RNA website.
The costs of
the medals, certificates and any additional awards will be
borne from the HQ budget.
The medal is not an official award
recognised by the palace and therefore cannot be worn with
official campaign medals on the left hand side of and
It may be
worn on the right hand side of a uniform during ceremonial
award is serialised, it will allow for simpler tracking of
the awards by HQ and will increase the actual and
sentimental value of the award,
level the nomination must be endorsed by at least two
members of the committee before being forwarded to HQ for