Television coverage is still inadequate.

The programme should have been extended, by 15 minutes, so all recipients were seen collecting their awards.

Harry Gregg, aged 76, was among those relegated to a compilation footnote at the end of the "highlights" programme.

The former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper collected a Special Recognition Award for his heroic actions at the scene of the Munich air crash in 1958.

Harry Gregg pulled Vera Lukic, who was pregnant, and her daughter, from the burning plane, and also rescued Bobby Charlton, Dennis Violet and Jackie Blanchflower.

Some heroic individuals wait far too long before receiving formal recognition.

After recognising an act of bravery in 1958, the judging panel should consider an award for Valerie Storie, forgotten victim of A6 killer, James Hanratty.

At Deadman's Hill, in August, 1961, James Hanratty shot Michael Gregsten, with whom Valerie Storie was having an affair, then raped her.

He then shot her five times, causing permanent paralysis from the waist down.

Valerie Storie's dignity and fortitude are an inpiration to disabled people and victims of violent crime.