To mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, an official medal will be awarded to those in the Armed Forces and emergency services, and to prison service personnel. The medals will be awarded during the first half of 2012.
The following people will be eligible for The Queenâ€™s Diamond Jubilee Medal:
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt, said: “The Queen has dedicated her life to the service of this country and the Diamond Jubilee will offer us all the opportunity to celebrate the commitment, loyalty and faithfulness with which she has led the country across the last sixty years. It is right that we reward those people who, like The Queen, also dedicate their lives to public good and who represent the very best of the British spirit.
“I hope the official medal will serve as a mark of thanks to all those who give so much in the name of society and public service and I extend my congratulations to all the recipients.”
The medals will be awarded during the first half of 2012.
My information is that the prospect of dealing with emergencies as part of their conditions of service includes all police officers. I don’t know yet whether those of us with Golden Jubilee medals will receive a second medal or a bar for the first one. Thank you to Buckingham Palace for allowing me to break this news first.