The Queen was the Patron of the Royal Lifesaving Society – and Retford and District Lifesavers, based at Retford Leisure Centre on a Saturday morning, saw members achieve the Platinum Jubilee Medallion Award in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s historic reign.
To mark this incredible anniversary and her 70 years of service, RLSS UK created this unique award based on a modern take of the award that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II herself completed in 1941.
The skills assessed, for safety reasons, were modernised to ensure they are up to date with modern teaching variations and approaches. Although members did enjoy reviewing some of the terminology used in 1941, it wasn’t exactly politically correct by today’s standards! The group is very proud of its Medallion.