Diamond Jubilee medal unveiled

(Pic: PA)

A medal to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has been unveiled today.

The medal resembles a 10 pence piece on one side and bears the dates 1952 – 2012 on the other.

It has also been revealed who will receive the medal, with the armed forces, emergency services and prison service personnel amongst the list.  Living members of the Victoria Cross, George Cross, royal household members and police community support officers who have served five full calendar years of service will also be eligible.

Culture Secretary 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 60 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.”



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