Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (2022)

The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal or The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medal is a commemorative medal created to mark the historic 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms in June 2022.

The Platinum Jubilee medal is part of the celebrations taking place in the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and across the world, as Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate this milestone.

The medal will be awarded to serving frontline members of the fire, Police, emergency services, prison services and Armed Forces who have completed five full calendar years of service before or on 6th February 2022.

It will also be awarded to individual George Cross (G.C.) and Victoria Cross (V.C.) recipients and members of the Royal Household with one year of qualifying service.

Like all other Jubilee medals issued after 1887 has been classified as an official medal to be worn after gallantry and campaign medals, but before all decorations and medals for efficiency and long service.

Description:

Materials:   The majority of the British medals and clasps are made of solid silver, though some were issue in bronze versions, mainly to Indian non-combatants.  The majority of the British campaign awards are circular, usually 36mm in diameter.

Ribbons:    Medals are worn suspended from their own specific ribbons. These were first made of silk but cotton was increasingly used as the nineteenth century developed.  Their own colours often have a symbolic significance: the equal stripes of the ‘1939 to 1945 Star,’ for example, are dark blue to represent the service of the Royal and Merchant Navies, red, to represent that of the Armies and light blue to represent that of Air Forces.

Ribbon width can vary slightly though it is generally 32mm wide.

Ribbon – Red from the Diamond Jubilee ribbon with silver stripes at the edges representing the Silver Jubilee, a broad blue stripe in the centre from the Golden Jubilee.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medal ribbon - Wiki
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medal ribbon

Suspender - Ring

Type – Commemoration medal

Eligibility – Commonwealth citizens

Awarded for – 5 years in Public service, including the Armed Forces, the emergency services, the prison service, one year in the Royal household, and all V.C. and G.C. recipients

Established – June 2022

Designer – Timothy Noad of the College of Arms and manufactured by Worcestershire Medal Service.

Total awarded – Approx. 400,000 medals are expected to be produced.

Description – The medal, which is made of nickel silver, features an image of The Queen with the Latin inscription ‘Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fid Def’ which means for “Elizabeth II, By the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith” on the obverse. The reverse of the medal shows the helm, crest, and mantling of the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom used outside Scotland.

 

This guide will help you through all the parts and descriptions of military medals

 

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