UK: HMS Raleigh Sailors Get Diamond Jubilee Medals
The Torpoint based Royal Navy training establishment has received around 500 medals for eligible personnel, who will be able to wear the medal on their ceremonial uniforms from 5 June 2012.
Royal Navy Police Officer Regulating Petty Officer Scott Kerrison’ said:
“It’s an honour to be presented with the medal and recognise the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It’s a nice design and complements the one we were given to celebrate the Golden Jubilee 10 years ago.”
Designed by Timothy Noad, a professional calligrapher and illuminator, the commemorative medal marks the Queen’s 60 years on the throne. It is made of nickel silver and 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.
As well as members of the Armed Forces who have completed five full calendar years service, the medal is also being presented to members of the emergency services, Prison Service, living holders of the Victoria and George Cross and members of the Royal Household.
Naval Today Staff , May 04, 2012; Image: royalnavy