All members of the League will no doubt be pleased to read of the names of those who received The George Medal, The Queen’s Gallantry Medal and The Queen’s Commendation for Bravery in the civilian gallantry list released on 19 July. These awards for courageous action, in the most difficult situations, recognise the selfless acts of members of the civilian services and the public in confronting armed terrorists and individuals, or rescuing others in grave danger. Sadly, several of the awards are made posthumously. As members of the League we are proud of them all and hope to welcome them into the League in due course.

Awarded the George Medal:

Ignacio Echeverria, Civilian (posthumous), for confronting armed terrorists to protect others at London Bridge on 3 June 2017

PC Charlie Guenigault, Metropolitan Police, for confronting armed terrorists to protect others at London Bridge on 3 June 2017

PC Wayne Marques, British Transport Police, for confronting armed terrorists to protect others at London Bridge

Paul Hassan James Zubier, Civilian, for going to the assistance of a woman being attacked by a man with a knife

Awarded the Queens Gallantry Medal:

Stephen John Adams, Civilian, and Richard Arthur Guest, Civilian (posthumous), for saving a young girl from drowning

Thomas Leslie Jackson, Civilian (posthumous), and Daniel Leigh Richards, Civilian, for trying to save a woman attacked by a man armed with a knife

PC Leon McLeod, British Transport Police, for confronting armed terrorists to protect others at London Bridge on 3 June 2017

John Moore, Civilian, for rescuing a driver from a burning vehicle

Awarded a Queen’s Commendation for Bravery:

Theresa Cosgrove, Civilian, for rescuing a driver from a burning vehicle

Kirsty Boden, Civilian (posthumous), for giving assistance to the victims of the London Bridge terrorist attack

Ellen Gauntlett, Civilian, and Justin Jones, Civilian, for going to the assistance of an injured police officer at London Bridge on 3 June 2017

Gareth Jack Leadbetter, Border Force Officer, for rescuing 20 persons from a sinking vessel

Sean Moore, Civilian, for intervening in a violent altercation

Florin Morariu, Civilian, for providing shelter to those escaping the London Bridge terrorist attack on 3 June 2017

David Robert Sant, Border Force Officer, Lee Anthony Townsend, Border Force Officer, and Stuart Anthony Woodland, Border Force Officer, for rescuing people from drowning in the Mediterranean Sea