Armed Forces to Receive New Medal

Designed by Timothy Noad, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal depicts a formal image of the Queen on one side, while the reverse shows a hexagon with a crown and royal cipher, inscribed ‘1952 to 2012’, commemorating Her Majesty’s reign, finished off with a red ribbon and white/blue stripes.

The design of the medal and details of who will receive one were announced by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt on 28th June 2011.

The commemorative medal, designed to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne will be awarded to members of the emergency services, Prison Service and the following Armed Forces personnel:
• members of the Armed Forces (Regular and Reserves) who have completed five full calendar years of service on 6th February 2012
• living holders of the Victoria Cross and George Cross
• members of the Royal Household

The MoD will issue detailed qualifying criteria applying to their personnel later this summer. The one-off medal is made of nickel silver and designed by Timothy Noad, a professional calligrapher and illuminator.

The medal depicts a formal image of the Queen on one side, while the reverse shows a hexagon with a crown and royal cipher, inscribed ‘1952 to 2012’, commemorating Her Majesty’s reign, and finished off with a red ribbon and white/blue stripes.

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