Honours and Awards


The Harvey Mitchell Award, named for the CSMMI co-founder, was established in 2005 to recognize outstanding service and devotion to the interests of the Society, and also distinguished service that is recognized by the community. It is the most prestigious award that can be made by the CSMMI. Those who receive this award are entitled to add the postnominal letters “HM”.

Roll of The Harvey Mitchell Award Recipients

2022 - W. Bryan Patterson (953)

2016 - Fred Tripp (L464)

2015 - Warren E. Carroll (L374)

2010 - Donald W. L. Barnett (L2)

2006 - Frank Fluellon (L356)

2005 - Ross W. Irwin (L9)

THE CSMMI FELLOWSHIP (Instituted 2014)

The CSMMI “Fellowship” is a distinction honouring persons who have made significant contributions to the understanding of both military history and collecting, both within and/or outside of the Society.  Created in 2014, this honour is bestowed on individuals who have a demonstrated record of excellence in research, documentation, interpretation, and promotion of military collecting and history.  Through this fellowship, the CSMMI  publicly recognizes those who have, over many years, developed a reputation of integrity and expertise within the field of Militaria.

The recipients of this award are entitled to be identified by the postnominal letters “F.CSMMI”.

The CSMMI Fellowship Recipients

2022 - Michael C. McHenry (#1746)

2019 - Bill Alexander (#721)

2019 - Clive Law (#1666)

2015 – Warren E. Carroll (#L374)

2015 – Tim Burt (#1880)

CSMMI LIFE MEMBERS (Instituted 1992)

Since its inception in 1965, the Canadian Society of Military Medals and Insignia has awarded Life Memberships to distinguished members to recognize outstanding service to the Society over a significant period of time.  Upon being appointed as a Life Member, the recipient is awarded a silver bar to be worn on the ribbon of the Silver Medal of Service to the Society.  The prefix "L" is added to their membership number.

Roll of Life Members

E. J. Harvey Mitchell (L1)

Donald W. L. Barnett (L2)

Ross W. Irwin (L9)

Floyd Migory (L15)

Bud Migory (L16)

Diane Migory (L70)

William Elms (L76)

Edward E. Denby (L92)

Victor G. Potter (L133)

Rudy Sauro (L94)

Roll of Life Members

James Carruthers (L159)

Leslie A. Eslary (L178)

Eugene G. Ursual (L337)

Frank Fluellon (L356)

Wayne Cline (L713-1)

Warren E. Carroll (L374)

Wendy Hoare (L957)

Fred Tripp (L464)

Tim Burt (L880)

2022 - Louis E. Grimshaw (L422)

2023 - Fred Hayman (L273)


The Silver Medal of Service to the Society is awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the life of the Society.  This honour must be received before the Life Membership can be awarded.  When advanced to the next level of award, the recipient's name is removed from this roll and posted on the Roll of CSMMI Life Members.

Roll of Silver Service Medal Recipients

2023 - John McKinnon (#163)

2023 - Ian Edwards (#276)

2020 - Bill Alexander (#F721)

2020 - Ken Keegan (#1603)

2020 - Lawrence Stasiuk (#1685)

2020 - Terry Wallace (# 1116)

2016 - Andy Traverse (#1655)

2015 - Bryan Patterson (#953)


THE GOLD BADGE OF HONOUR (Instituted 2005)

The Gold Badge of Honour was instituted as a means of recognizing and honouring those members who have shown a commitment to the Society and have made outstanding efforts to promote its interests over many years.

The Gold Badge of Honour Recipients

Donald W. L. Barnett (L2)

Frank Fluellon (L356)

James Carruthers (L159)

Louis E. Grimshaw (422)

Jaime Cline (713-2)

Wendy Hoare (L957)

Wayne Cline (L713-1)

Benjamin Keevil (1520)

2016 - Bernard J. Keegan (585)

2016 - Ken Keegan (1603)

Bill Alexander (F721)

Fred Tripp (L464)

Gregory Loughton (1625)

Charles Delaney (892)

Ken Cox (1738)

The Gold Badge of Honour Recipients

Frank J. Corring (539)

Diane Migory (L70)

Vernon Donaldson (977)

Victor G. Potter (L133)

Charlie Edwards (711)

Eugene G. Ursual (L337)

Warren E. Carroll (L374)

Lawrence E. Stasiuk (1685)

2016 - Colin Langridge

Terry Wallace (1116)

Clay Marston (64)

Clint Lovell (312)

James Balmer

Michael McHenry (1746)


HONOURARY MEMBERS (Instituted 2016)

An Honourary Membership is granted by the CSMMI to individuals who have shown a commitment to the Society and have made outstanding efforts to promote its interests over many years.

Roll of Honourary Members

2019 - Irene Romagnoli (H002)

2016 - Cathy Tripp (H001)