This medal should be awarded to current and PAST serving service members - Started by John Rogers
The medal is currently planned to be awarded to all serving members of the armed and civil services who have complete 5 years service. Given that most retired members have provided service to Her Majesty in the last 60 years in a variety of locations and conflicts it seems illogical that we are being ignored. A PCSO having done 5 years on the beat qualifies whilst a long service member of the armed forces who might have seen service in the Falklands, Bosnia and Iraq will be ignored. Retired and serving members (who had not served 5 years) did not receive either the silver or golden anniversary medals. Surely on this unique occasion an exception could be made.
Discussions about this campaign
I remember a Silver Jubilee recipient, CPO, who everyone thought was a star, he got his medal then he got found out . He’d been diluting down high level reactor water and dumping it in the lock because he run the system that ’all’ thought he was doing such a great job.
12 days ago
I joined the army in 64 boy soldier and joined my battalion the first battalion Prince of Wales own regiment of Yorkshire in 67 we went to Aden first time for me but a lot of the other guys had been before we also did two tours in Northern Ireland 69 and 72 its about time the government of the day started look after its veterans we served our country but these people could not give a dame about any of us . We the people who elected to run the country it would be great if they gave us lads and lasses the diamond jubilee medal it would mean so much to all of us who have served . Allan Tindall Over a month ago
I served in the RAF from 1975 to 1994. Left service too early to receive Golden Jubillee 2002 or Diamond Jubillee 2012 medals. That’s the way it goes. Accept it. Was however in service when we celebrated the Silver Jubillee of HM the Queen in 1977 and was selected as a member of RAF Lyneham’s Ceremonial Flight to represent one of the base’s Hercules squadrons for the ceremonial parade and spent two weeks away at RAF Lindholme in Yorkshire. I don’t recollect there being medals presented for serving members at this time. Was there one? I don’t believe so. I would have of course been honoured to have received one if there was one. I am proud though to have the two that I have for Long Service and Good Conduct (LS Over a month ago
The medal is currently planned to be awarded to all serving members of the armed and civil services who have complete 5 years service. Given that most retired members have provided service to Her Majesty in the last 60 years in a variety of locations and conflicts it seems illogical that we are being ignored I would gladly buy one if the Government are that hard up and would wear wit pride Over a month ago
Hear Hear, to Murray. Same type of roles to me. Now a civil with the police in Australia, but no medal. I bough t one to commemorate the fact. Proud of my service even if no one else is or was. Over a month ago
The subject of medals is a sore point with me, I served from 1958 till 1980, when the Silver Jubilee Medal was awarded I had served 17years ,each branch in the navy was allotted one, all senior officers regardless of service were given one i’m told so there is no chance whatsoever that EX service men and women will stand a chance because there are very few ex service ministers out there, I believe, sadly the rest could not care less, sorry, Pete Bailey,BEM, R.N Over a month ago
I have been reading some recent news on this subject and a couple of Mayors in Canada who have received the medal have said they only think they have received it because they are the Mayor. Also a 10 year old boy has been given one and Justin Bieber apparently. These people obviously earnt them unlike those of us who actually did do as Jeremy Hunt said "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"!! Over a month ago
I served 22 years in HM Forces(Army),serving in,N Ireland,Cyprus,Gulf,BAOR.I then served 15 years in the Police Service,then a further 7 years as a civilian covert Tech officer,44 years service to the crown.I have my LSGC,GSM,G/Jubilee,I thought that my long service would be rewarded by at least the Diamond Jubilee medal.no such luck,we are it seems the "Has beans"
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I agree with Mr Cabans comments to a degree, we are not in the US Armed forces, getting issued a lot of bling for turning up, BUT a lot of people would love to be issued the Diamond Jubilee Medal, who are no longer serving, because they have served and are proud to have done so, i for one would be happy to make a donation towards it, and i know others that would, to recieve the medal, this would help out with the pennies needed to make up these medals, so that people who served in the forces during Her Majesty`s reign can also wear her reconition medal with pride, instead of just being shelved because we are Has Been`s, it`s for being proud to have served, and MANY of us served OVER Over a month ago
I served from 1960-1978 and have my GSM and bars, Radfan, Borneo, and Northern Ireland, I also received my LSGC after I completed 18 years. The way I personally view medal status is that if I felt I did something to deserve it was worthwhile. It would not impress me to receive something just as a status symbol. That is just the way I view the situation.... Over a month ago
Why do you think you deserve this medal? Is it because once you served in the British Army? Why do you think that entitles you to this medal? The medal was struck to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. If you didn’t get it, it meant that you either were not serving or did not qualify for it and that is fair enough. Don’t go acting like a bunch of spoilt brats stamping your feet because you didn’t get a medal that you don’t qualify for. People go on about being recognised for being in the British Army, yet they were recognised, they were paid for doing the job along with a whole host of benefits and now you want more. Its disgusting. Next we will have people clamouring for WW1 and WW2 medals to be pinned on their chest because they once served in the British Army in Germany in 2001.
Just think of what the costs would be of these medals for your little bit of glory down the pub and what good that money could be doing if it wasn’t used to make these pointless medals.
You want medals, join the US army where you get a medal for turning up or go on an OP. Over a month ago
Any Serviceman or woman who served Her Majesty-either serving or retired should be awarded these medals. Damn the politicians and parsimonious civil servants who appear to run the Armed Forces these days-they do the same in Australia and New Zealand too. We serve-they take. I agree with the gentleman who said the money goes to the illegals-we fought for and served our Queen and country and get little-a medal is small compensation for the years we served, and not always in ideal conditions. Over a month ago
i hate the way ex service men and women have been treated. if i was to get this medal, i would use it as a projectile to smash parliaments windows. the royals and government dont deserve our armed forces, or their respect. i like to read the Oath of Allegiance i made back in the day, just to remind me how stupid i was. in their ungrateful eyes. we are the disposable plebs and always will be. when the riots start, ill make a cup of tea, light up a smoke sit back and do nothing for this sorry excuse of a once great nation. oh, one more thing. screw you EU Over a month ago
Victor Humphries,I served on board HMS Renown during WW2 In the Atlantic and the indian oceans fighting the japanese,do I qualify for a jubilee medal ?? I am now 88 and when I retired @67 I applied for my British pension
I was granted 32 pounds a week 21 years later it is still 32
pounds a week ,annual increases were frozen for any one migrating to a commonwealth country.I can tell you this for nothing when WW3 starts I will not voluteer this time I will
let the Migrants from the Eastern world do the fighting if they are not all in prison as CO’s.England used to be a great country,I wish we could find another Winston Churchill, he would sort things out,when I read of whats going on in GREAT BRITAIN today, I begin to think it might
have been better if we had lost WW2,Prior to joining the RN , I worked for the Smethwick Drop Forging Company in
Kidderminster UK,at 16 years of age i worked on the night shift on a Planning machine on the PERMANENT night shift
from 6pm till 6am SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK for 18 months for 3 pounds a week for 84 hours.never been on the dole Paid my taxes and NHS, now on the scrap heap .and I’m sorry to say there are many thousands like me receiving
the same treatment from the British government.Land of hope and glory ,More like Land of dope and gory, God save the queen caus no one else will Over a month ago
Paddy Pollock (Ex RAF)
It is clear the government use all servicemen as disposable assets. Look how they treated the Gurkas after 200 years of loyal service. Sent back to the hills with little or no pensions while importing welfare recipients from the Muslim world. One day when Buckingham Palace becomes a Mosque the might need us again.
WRITE TO YOUR M.P.. NOW AND DEMAND RECOGNITION, OR REMAIN SILENT FOREVER MORE’ Over a month ago
I have been one of the lucky ones - Go the silver in Northern Ireland (ons of the few in the Army and probably because I was on the GOC NI staff). Got the gold in the Scottish Ambulance Service (33 years). Unfortunately no Jubilee, but over 40 years service! Over a month ago
Volounteered for National Service on my 18th birthday before receiving my papers. Two eye tests and three medicals later I joined the RAF on 12th December 1953. Unable to get trade I wanted - signed on for three years as Radar Tech but failed the test (how many others were pressed ganged like this?) Signed on for five years as Instrument Mechanic General. Bridgenorth square bashing, Melksham trade training the to St Mawgan working on the last of serving Lancasters - great stuff. Invalided out after one year and 156 days with a 12% pension of 7s 6d/wk (it was withdrawn after 2 years) still suffering with the affliction, exmaceous dermititus (skin trouble) - not sexually transmitted - 57yrs later!! Yes give all who served during her Majesties reign the silver, gold and diamond medals. After all we signed on to lay down our lives - if needed. How many conscripts died in service? Award them postumously. To the powers to be, give us all a thankyou. While you are at it pay homage to all who served on the Russian Convoys too. Award them a campaign medal and allow them to wear the one awarded by the grateful Russians.Why award the three to all those hangers on, award to those who earned by serving time, all those who ’got some in’. Ken Simpson. Over a month ago
Served the Queen for 40 years of her reign,25 in the Army,15 in the prison Service,surely this should qualify me and any other person in the same position,but what should we expect in this country and from the over paid
poloticians ,not a lot, Over a month ago
Know the feeling Robin, I served in the RN from 69 until 81 was at the Silver Jubilee Review onboard HMS Jupiter, moved to the RNZN in 81 from the RN and still serving, missed out on all three medals after over 40 years service. Over a month ago
Brother’s, there is only one thing I can say, governments are guilty of a gross dereliction of duty, to everyone serving, or has served in H.M.S., past and present Government’s have alot to answer for, WE ARE THE EXSPENDABLES, JUST STASTISTICS. I served from 1964 to 1972 no pension, only pension I have is a disablement pension, because of an injury I recived on active service. Over a month ago
i served from 1975, to 1985, served my Queen and country. even through the silver jubilie times. posted to NI twice. stand by for south atlantic. but we got nothing as well. a GSM in our in-box, no well done, no thank you’s. 6 years in BAOR and there is a medal for that too. but still nothing , unless i buy it my self. Over a month ago
I will tell you this comrades I joined the rn in66 and left in 77 i=I had a brilliant time mete nice people and saw the world a couple of times ove and when I left all my shipmates and pals left at some stage .not many of todays soldiers can say that now a lot of young lads have lost there lives for nothing there wifes,mothers sisters etc would rather have them back than a bit of metal im sure Over a month ago
Hi John, I was serving when the silver Jubilee medal was given out . They could not afford to give every service man and women a medal , so they awarded I think 6 medals per unit . The senoir officers got one and the sgts mess and Jnr rank mess had a raffle a to decide who would get the last 2 medals available. It is sad that these serving then did not receive them . The americans always find the money to give their service men and women Medals . One for each over seas posting and I think their long service medals are after 6 years . It is unfair to give this medal to some service people, and not to others to reduce the number may be they could give it to those who served 5 years or more who are presently serving. I do not think we retired serviceman and women should get one . But ex service Men and women who did not get the silver Jubellee medal when they were serving. Should may be given one now. All the best .
Paul Rose Ex RAMC 1971 to 1988. Over a month ago
got to say tony it would not have come out of his own pocket .It is us taxpayers that would have footed the bill yet again as an add note I work in security and a pcso is like having a dog with no teeth its frontline police we want not milk moniters Over a month ago
UPDATE. A medal review has just been completed by Sir John Holmes and it looks as though all who served since WW2 will get a NDM (National Defence Medal) Last Year N.Z. Issued one for 3 years service and 5 years ago, Australia issued one for 4 years service Approved by the same Queen I might add.... I am part of the committee involved in this project. As a side issue, I am attempting to get the GSM (Cyprus) qualifications reduced from 120 days to 30. A brutal campaign with 371 killed and more than 50% National servicemen under age 21 Other campaign only need 1 day with little, or no fatalities. So, hang in there.... Over a month ago
I will take back the word ingrates as I agree, its use was uncalled for. However, I will still say that this is begging for a medal that has little/no military meaning. I also do not see why there is a strong need to be recognised for serving. Is it free pints in the bar that people want from an admiring public because they have a QDJM pinned on them? Why the need to be recognised for turning up for work? During service, people were recognised. They got paid and other benefits. When they went on operations, they got recognised for serving in that operation with a medal and rightly so. Getting a medal for turning up for work is not right. As I said, if people want to be recognised for passing basic, turning up for work and getting pep talks about how wonderful they are etc etc, then the US army is the option.
Oh and yes, if this campaign or the NDM campaign is successful and I am offered either or both medals, I will of course refuse.
Over a month ago
Tony, you are of course entitled to your view and I would defend your right to make it. I do, however, think it inappropriate to use words such as "ingrates", "beggars" etc about your fellow servicemen on this website. Most of us feel quite strongly and passionately that some sort of visible recognition of that service would be be appropriate and that Her Majesty’s diamond anniversary provided an opportunity for that. The value of the medal is that it recognises military service. Joining the services was never about the money. It looks, however, that our scrabbling around as you put it will not lead to anything but that the stronger case for the National Defence Medal might. I guess you will refuse it if offered! Over a month ago
Served 9 years in RAF and then 6 years with Royal Anglians now completed 16 years with RAF Air Cadets as a Civilian Instructor; we are told that CI’s are the backbone of the Corps. So, with military career and time working with the Corps, it would have been nice to have been recognised with the Diamond Jubilee Medal. Over a month ago
What a bunch of ingrates. You were recognised for your service, you were paid and you got a veterans badge. I find it sickening that ex members of our forces are scrabbling round like a bunch of beggars for a medal that has little military meaning. Pathetic. Over a month ago
If anyone is really desperate to get the diamond jubilee medal then go to Worcestershire Medal Services online and order either the full size or miniature or both. I know it is not the same as being "awarded" one but it does appear that one can order without having to verify any service history. What does that say about it all! Over a month ago
I served in the army for 25 years and am now a support officer for Hampshire constabulary and have been for the last 17 years .Our chief constable wanted to buy front line support staff the jubille medal but was told in no uncertain terms that he could not as we were not front line staff . I think all retired members of the forces should have recieved that medal and am really dissapointed that they did not Over a month ago
I served in the Army from 1951 to 1987 and then served as a volunteer caseworker for SSAFA Forces Help for a further 10 years. Compare ythat service with the five years needed for current serving members. I served for over halfg the Queen’s reign and did not receive the Coronation Medal nor any of the Jubilee Medals. Over a month ago
Everyone who was called up or volunteered to serve in all branches of the armed services or the Fire Service, Police, Ambulance, St John Ambulance, Red Cross, and Hospitals during any period of more than three years during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, should, like Prince Charles, â€ś have the medalâ€™s to prove itâ€ť he said it not me. What is good enough for Prince Charles is good enough for all of those serving members and before a lot more of them go home to glory with nothing but their memories. Over a month ago
I served in the Royal Navy from 1972-1986 and feel that former members should be entitled to a Jubilee medal. I was also in the RN onboard HMS Ark Royal in 1977 for the Silver Jubilee, we did not get a medal. Some went to a selected few.
Paul Whisky Walker Over a month ago
Very disapointed to see 60,000 medals going over to Canadia and the distribution list like a lot of medals a bit of a lottery. I could not watch the celebrations this weekend having given 25 years service and finished as a WO1. Again the queens silver jubilee medal given to one chap having had names pulled out of a cap. I see this very much as a penny pinching polcy drafted by some person on a comittitte. I also feel very sorry for the lads who are serving still but not qualifying for it, how must their moral be like. Over a month ago
I did 3 years TA with reserve 77-83 12 years RAF service 83-95 with reserve service as well. Included 3 tours of NI, supporting the army, 13month tour of Belize 1990-91, as my trade speciality was in short supply due to Gulf War 1.Total military service including reserve time 21 years. Over a month ago
I am so insulted, and angry, after serving 12 years in R.N.
and 25 years in the Police, I feel like going to Buck House
and throwing all my medals over the Posh fencing. We have been overlooked because of cost, if they are that hard
up I will pay for my own medal. No Rule Britannia this weekend. Over a month ago
Alexander Smith RN 1959-1983
I forgot to add in my previous comment;I met HM Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh,in 1977 in the CPO’s mess at Faslane.The Duke asked us if we were all looking forward to our medals,and the Queen backed him in this comment.I had served 18 years by then.Out of the 4000 odd personnel at Faslane, only approx 11-15 medals were given out and that was to the chosen few.I notice Prince Edward wears one???? Everyone who has served HM Queen should have been awarded all three medals.It is after all,for Service during her reign!! Over a month ago
I CAN REMEMBER A WRAF COOK GETTING THE M.B.E BECAUSE THEY HAD TO GIVE ONE TO A CURRENT SERVICE PERSON WHEN I WAS AT R.A.F HENLOW IN 70’S SO GAVE IT TO HER BECAUSE SHE WAS THE ONLY WRAF IN THE MESS AND WE WERE ALL GOBSMACKED , SO I ALWAYS THOUGHT CERTAIN MEDALS DON’T ALWAYS GO WHERE THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO . Over a month ago
I have put a few replies on here before .Just to let you know a pal off mine got his Diamond Medal he also got the Golden Medal as he has been a prison warden for 12 years . What happend to us guys ??????? The forgotten services . Over a month ago
I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything so stupid in my life, medals for people who left the services 40 plus years ago.
Reading this all I can think of is...
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, you all sound like Muttley - gimmie, gimmie, gimmie.
Have some dignity and let those who serve now receive a medal. Not supported. Over a month ago
I am gob smacked that ex service men are not to receive this medal it’s a disgrace I surprise in the way the medal is being issued to some who have done a few years getting it but soldiers who have given there most do not get it we all served our country and our queen god bless her Over a month ago
If our comments are not being taken in to consideration by the government then maybe we should all get togeather one day and make a protest outside of parliment, to make these idiots listen to what we all have said. Over a month ago
I am in full support of this campaign, I served in the Royal Navy for 12 years and then went on to continue serving this country by becoming a Police Officer. I think all who put thier lives at risk deserve this recognition and should be awarded for this. Des Lamble. Over a month ago
I support this campaign and also signed the official HM Government Petition for this medal and the NDM. My reasons for this I feel the British forces seem the least decorated with time restrictions for this and that medal, where other countries who have been involved in less confrontations since WW2 seem to work around with a row of Gongs like IDI AMIN. I think the men and women involved in the present action are doing a very good job and deserve any decoration that comes along, but I think some of us older fellers should be remembered as a 16 and half year old sailor I was walking the streets of Aden and did patrol duties when we were duty ship. God knows how Mr Wilson would have got out of that one if me or many like me had been killed. Anyway just give out the Medal as I remember I think from the 70’s they are only made of compressed cardboard and cased in metal can’t cost much in cash but mean a lot in price for the recipient Cheers Everybody Pony Moore RN 64-72 Over a month ago
I started this "campaign" on this website and I am grateful for all the comments and the support it has received. I have, however, just discovered this e-petition (http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/3747?goback=%2Egmr_139336%2Egde_139336_member_84108062) which is now closed, and attracted over 30,000 signatures. It was not enough to force the government to debate it or I would suggest to change theri minds about giving us a medal. I am slighlt disappointed in that I thought Forces Reunited boasted more than half a million subscribers then how come only about 300 supported our campaign. Well there you go at least we tried and maybe if anybody knows Prince Philip perhaps they can ask him and he might ruffle a few feathers! Over a month ago
It is disgraceful that the Government has failed to recognise ex-servicemen. They are keen to praise them in Parliament, but when the opportunity to show their appreciation is there they ignore them. I feel ashamed to be an ex-serviceman in this country.
Over a month ago
If the Medal is for people that have served in the Forces for 5 years or more during the queens reign then that is it nobody outside of this should qualify ther is too much given to people that have never even put a Forces uniform on and get it who do not deserve them. Over a month ago
I am sorry to say that I disagee for the following. Firstly if it is given to all service persons who served then you will have to also give it to all police, fiiremen, cadet instructors etc etc etc. Seconly there is defined qualification criteria and most veterans do not meet this. To say you served therefore should recieve is wrong because you would then have to apply the same argument to the Silver and Golden Jubilee medals. There was no criteria for the Silver Jubile medal, it ws a lucky dip by the CO (after he took his out of the pot), so I dipped out on that one also. And I do believe ther should be recognition of some sorts having done three tours in BOAR, but this is not it. Over a month ago
served in raf 1960-1970,did get my gsm and bar in radfan troubles.never heard of siver jubilee,or golden jubille medals being awarded.everyone who served at any time for queen and country,should be awarded the diamond jubilee medal as a matter of pride.i wont hold my breath,but i give my congratulations to the brave p c s os who will receive the medal,for pounding the streets,and giving directions to tourists in these troubled times.i can sleep safely because of these brave people(and yes im being a tiny bit sarcastic). Over a month ago
as aq post script to my previous comment it should be known Yes you can purchase the medals but if your name did not appear in the London Gazette showing you were awarded them,then you cannot wear them on armistice parades Mark McCann Over a month ago
Perhaps my comments are too late since I note all the comments posted are over one month ago? has everyone became so despondent they dont wish to carry the fight for recognition any further ?.I support James McEwan in his efforts and will contact him direct as well as the letter signed as epitions.direct.gov.uk. I served as a conscript and signed on as a regular,served mainly in Germany during the Cold War also took part in the Fly Pass on the occassion of H>M> coronation Iam entitled to have several madals,Active Service Medal,National Service Medal,BAOR Medal General Service Medal Queens Coronation Medal ? H.M Silver Jubilee Medal Golden Jubilee Medal As A JP for 32 Years The Justices Medal Having worked Voluntarrily on Community Projects Raised Hundreds of thousands of poundsI should have the Voluntary Service Medal and of course The Cold War Medal,Guess what NONE.Unless you are a member of a closed bretheren or club such as Rotary you dont have a chance,its not what you have done that gets you recognised ,its WHO YOU KNOW.We who grow old are forgotten.Mark McCann Over a month ago
all sorts of medals for the royal princes. who are playing at being soldiers. a joke in no wahy will they ever be placed in harms way. obe’s mc’s etc for senior officers some dodgy. but as is the usual bugger all for the men on the ground, the backbone of the british military machine has always been taken for granted. Over a month ago
I do not support this campaign! I see it as a disgruntlement for not receiving a National Defence Medal. You got a Veterans badge instead. Are you discgruntled because you have no ’bling’ to show on rememberance day? If so, you can always buy one of those ’commenorative’ medals... I missed out on the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal. Did I care? No I didnt, because its not the medals or a beret that make the soldier, its the man himself! I dont need a chest full of medals to show off my service because I know what I’ve done. Any self respecting veteran will know what he has done also and not care about another piece of tin!
Guys, it is simple here. You do not meet the criteria, you do not qualify! Get it into your heads that this medal will only be issued to currently serving personnel. By issuing it to everyman and their dog, you will devalue this medal which is a pretty selfish thing to do. However, I do think that any soldier injured on active service that has been discharged should have still got it as they would probably still have been serving.
Now..... in 2022, will you please refrain from bleating when the Platinum Jubilee medal gets issued. I prob wont be serving then, but will I care or campaign for it? No I wont, because this medal will be issued to the future crop of our ranks. Over a month ago
i was in the armed forces for 22 years i never recieved a medal in 2002 but serving personel did i think all serviceman/women should recieve medals if they have served in the armed forces Over a month ago
This Goverment are so ignorant toward there ex service personel . It kills them to give you a medal , The NATO countries who served in the Cold War recieved a medal except us . I served 6 years in the army 5 of them in Germany ,Once in Civvy st i did 10 years in the T.Army , What do i get sweet fluke all . Over a month ago
I was Adjutant of 1 RMP when the first Jubilee medal was issued, and disgusted that only three medals were given to each regiment. All serving officers and soldiers should have received one. I fully support the campaign to see current Over a month ago
Served in the RAF from 1954 to 1968 and agree that all ex servicemen and women operational during Her Majesties reign should be entitled to the Jubilee medal- even if they have to pay for it Over a month ago
I served in the RN from 1965-1990. I was aboard HMS Tiger for the silver jubilee fleet review. As echoed before only a handful of medals were handed.The Diamond jubilee medal should be awarded to all that have served during Her Majestys long and wonderful reign. Over a month ago
Isn’t is surprising that the Malaysian Government recognise my service in Malasia with the Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal but this country does not recognise my 23.5 years service in the Royal Navy. Over a month ago
As an ex member of the Royal Air Force for 22 years 1969 to 1991, and have not received any of the previous jubilee medals, I ask what have the veterans of this country done to deserve this treatment. Most veterans have served a lot longer than 5 years, we served and we deserve, the powers that be, ie the government should take a step back and rethink, change the award to all veterans. Over a month ago
But for having to leave due to result of injury attribitable to active service I would be getting this medal. (To qualify I believe it’s 5 years service and still serving before the medal issue) Over a month ago
How many of the Idiots in Parliament, have served in the forces, very few I think, that is why thay do not understand, we had the same with the PJM, and that took a long time, I Served in the Household Cavalry, for Fifteen years and was proud to do so. this Diamond Jubilee medal should be awarded to all of us who served and are serving now, but i will not hold my breath. Over a month ago
Simon de Buisseret I gave 10 years including BAOR and the Secret War in Sharjah. I have nothing but my father’s Croix de Guerre. A proper thankyou would mean a heck of a lot; including one from the Sultan of Oman! Over a month ago
I served in the RAF from 1951 to 1975 eight of those years were spent abroad and during those times I was separated from my wife and children for a total of two years. Sometimes, in order to have my family with me, I had to rent accomodation so rough that prisoners in our jails would have rioted if asked to live there. For two years in Libya I was on call twentyfour hours a day. When I went to work in the morning my wife never knew what time I would be home and even if I was on time I was iable to be called out again. There was no such thing as overtime pay. I am sure that there were many more like me and recognition of our service to King Queen and Country should be recognised by the award of this medal. Over a month ago
It Makes no difference what we write or say our Goverment dont want nothing to do with us we did our time now were History,So as much as we Deserve this medal we wont get it, And thats the Thanks we get for Serveing our Country Over a month ago
Only 193 so far, no one will listen to such a minority, especially those in power of whatever persuasion. If the Bomber Command veterans can’t be recognised what chance have we Cold War warriors got!!! Over a month ago
i had served in the grenadier guards for 24 years from the cammeroons to norther island and all the countrys that i was to asked to server holding the silver juble medal , would in not be fair for all ex service personal who had served the queen, for many years in her in years that the queens has been on time on the throne Over a month ago
I was in the regulars during 1977 but the Regiment only got a handful of Silver Jubilee medals to give out, the normal rank and file didn’t get anything, got the Golden Jubilee for having done the qualifying 5 years in the ambulance service, in total I’ve done 19 years in uniform and I think all veterans should be recognised for their service, not only with this, but the National Defence Medal that has been campaigned for, for a number of years. Although granted to troops and veterans in the NZ and Australian armed forces. You can actually buy the Diamond Jubilee medal from Award, but they won’t mount it for you. Over a month ago
I don’t understand how the government come up with a qualifying date for these medals. I joined the Army in 1977 - but didn’t get a Silver Jubilee medal. After 22 years in the Forces - I joined the Royal Fleet Auxliliary in 2001 - but didn’t get a Golden Jubilee medal. I am still working hard and paying my dues - but won’t qualify for a Diamond Jubilee medal - because I have ALREADY served my time! Over a month ago
The government have no hesitation in sending our troops into battle, many never to return. However, when it comes to simple recognition... nothing. To be expected I suppose, look how they treated the Gurkas. Outrageous. We should remember their lack of support at the next election Over a month ago
I served 33 years in the TA army all of them in N Ireland were I lived during the trouble watching my back and some of my mates were shot a blew up but i still serve the queen we should be able to wear the this medal Over a month ago
I think that any of us who have given the best part of our lives to serve Queen and Country, should get recognition for our service. I spent 25 years in the Army including the Falklands conflict. Gordon Antill Over a month ago
Perhaps all our comments could be passed on to the MOD and they be reminded that we also served our Queen and country, some for extensive periods of our lives. I would be quite happy to pay for the medal in the hope that some of the cost would go to the various Armed Forces charities.
Arthur Wyatt Over a month ago
When I was 14, I served as a Naval messenger on the Grimsby naval base HMS Beaver. National service in the Royal Artillery, was on the Bristol Dock Strike unloading ships. After demob I joined the Royal Air Force and joined 617 Squadron. Did a 6 month detachment in Malaya. I think I did my bit.
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One Medal should be good what about the NDM which i think should be the BDM being issued to all serving and ex service personell to be announced in the Diamond Jubilee year. I am ex RAF and live down under i have the ADM for service in the Reserves or TA as you call it. Best of Luck. Over a month ago
Once again the poor old Veterans miss out. Most of todayâ€™s Veterans that are still alive served during Her Majestyâ€™s reign 1952 â€“ 2012. Some of the Veterans were also serving during Her Majestyâ€™s Silver Jubilee 1977 and were not considered to receive that medal. Comment by Secretary of State for Defence, Dr Liam Fox, said: "As Defence Secretary, before he resigned,I see the unique nature of the service our Armed Forces give their Queen and country every day. "They represent the very best of Britain, selflessly defending our nation and its interests, both at home and abroad, and this announcement of a Diamond Jubilee Medal for our Armed Forces gives us all the opportunity to celebrate both the Queen’s service to the country over the last 60 years and the service of our Armed Forces in her name." "This medal recognises the important and difficult job our Armed Forces have carried out defending our nation and its interests, both at home and abroad, and it is a fitting tribute to their dedication and professionalism." So why aren’t we getting one 2 even the Silver Jubilee medal to go with it. I think most service men who have served during her reign if they are not in receipt of the medals would buy the medals through the reputable manufacturers, with no extra cost to the treasury. Over a month ago
I served 22 yrs in the RAF. I agree that ALL service personnel who have served HM Queen during her reign shoul dreceive this decoration. I served in Belize and the Falklands for 6 months each when they were classed as combat zones and didn’t receive any GSM for them, when others served less and received the decorations. Either everyone gets it, or no-one does. Over a month ago
I served from 1951 to 1975. including 3 unaccompanied tours, all very ’active’ plus more o/s detachments than I can remember. I am proud to have served my country and my Queen and think some recognition is justified. Over a month ago
I forgot to add on my last comment that I am thinking of putting a letter together could be cut and pasted and sent out to newspaers and goverment to say that as ex serving military personnell we are disgusted at the way we are being treated by forgetting us in this jubilee medal campaign do you think this would help our cause and if so will I start drafting letter this week .if you think this is good idea i would be interested to hear email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Over a month ago
I spent 12 years a in the RAF and think it is disgusting that all past servicemen and woman are not receiving ,this medal ,I understand that to issue it to all servicemen and women would take a while but this should be done after all we did all do our bit for queen and country,while serving we all got recognision for what we had to do but I as others have found while out of services we are all forgotten. I have worked all over the UK for last 12 years and came accross ex servicemen living on the street due to diffrent reason who also get no help at all from our goverment,they gave up the majority of there time and effort to keep this world a safer place and after coming out they are forgotten. More should be done by this country to look after those who have served and done there bit not give money to others who have done nothing.
And yet we all get another kick in the teeth by not being able to receive the diamond jubilee medal which in actual fact should automatically be given to those are serving and ex serving.Surely it has come the time when all ex and serving personnel should stand up and be counted instead of being forgotten as is happening in UK today. Over a month ago
As a veteren of 10 years service I did not know about the silver or golden jubilee medals, All veterens should receive this medal and if they are giving them out to PCSO’s then that is an insult to all those who have served and those of us who were medicaly discharged. Over a month ago
All ex service personnel should be entitled to the diamond jubilee medal, it’s unique. I served for over 5 yrs, but never received a silver jubillee medal, and as for those who served under 5yrs yet fought for their country, were they exempt from getting killed? I don’t think so. Over a month ago
the diamond jubilee should be given to all serving and non serving after all we have all done our bit to keep the world a safe place does the government ever reed about the x service people because they should reed these pages written by the people who were in the conveniently forgotten wars .Forgotten by H.M. Government . Over a month ago
I spent 16 years in the RAF including going to the Commonwealth Monitoring Group in Rhodesia as it was. I also have given 41 years to st. John and that does not count either, I think we should be recognised for our contribution during this Jubilee year. Over a month ago
I am a 78yr old veteran of the Mau Mau campaign(Kenya 1953-55) and the Indonesian Confrontation 1962-63.) I hope that we don’t have to have another long protracted campaign to receive this medal as we did in respect of the PJM.(Pingat Jasa Malaysia) Any ex member of HM forces is deserving of such awards. Over a month ago
Iam an Aden veteran who served there 1962/63 but,did not receive a campaign medal?It seems the Government have no time for us veterans who have had to endure many hardships.I do not expect any recognition in my lifetime. Over a month ago
I served in the Royal Air Force from 1961 to 1989. At the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis I was on a Bloodhound Squadron protecting V Bomber and Thor missile stations which, I believe, were down to four minutes warning to launch. I am one of very many of all the services who, probably just in a small way, helped prevent the Cold War becoming "Hot". We all deserve to be recognised if only for this. Over a month ago
Whilst serving on 3Sqn I saw the Silver jubilee medal awarded to the Sqn drunk and another to a person who had no time for the RAF and was leaving the service as soon as was able, so I hold out no hope of receiving anything this time around but good luck to every one who votes for this cause. I served for 25 years man and boy and would like to see a just reward for the effort given by everyone who served their country, the trouble is that as I have got older I have become more cynical. Over a month ago
I hope all ex veterans and serving members get the same recognition for what they have done in serving this country no matter how long they have done. I did almost 24 years for this country and I didn’t or haven’t been recognised for either for the Silver or Golden Jubilee medals. Only the Tax Man has recognised me as he takes a big part of my Army Pension each month.... Over a month ago
i served 15 years in the raoc (1968-1983) went where i was told and when i was told. govornment want service men and women to do their bidding so, is it too much to expect a little recognition for doing their jobs. The diamond jubilee medal is one way of saying thank you to ex service men and women. All ex service men/women should be given the medal as a matter of course. Over a month ago
As an ex serviceman, it saddens me to think of those who believe this Medal should not be awarded to ex servicemen. A lot of medals are given to those who should not qualify so why discriminate against us. Over a month ago
Having served in the armed forces from 1973-1994 I have been involved in many conflicts around the world.Like many soldiers male and female we have gone through good and bad times without complaining so why not say thankyou for once to both present and past members by awarding this DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL. Over a month ago
As an Ex Royal Marine who saw service in Northern Ireland and the Falklands then the Police service from September 1975 to June 2009 I believe we have earned the right to be thanked by the issue of this medal. Over a month ago
Both the Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals should be made available to veterans if they made to qualifying periods, ( Silver Jubilee only given to the chosen few). Many service personnel served for years, often in arduous and unreported conditions with no recognition, so come on Veterans Minister, give us the respect I think is deserved. Over a month ago
Everone who served H M Queen Elizabeth 11,and Country,
Should receive all three commerative medals.We all served during her reign,that is enough Qualification.
Alex Smith Ex-CPO RN 1959-1983 Over a month ago
As an ex soldier i think we have earned the right to be for most in line to be given an award for services rendered through the years we as veterans have served our country seems we are the pawns on a chess board and the government are set on knocking us over the government should be proud to say these men have earned the right to a pat on the back and a thank you for the duties we have done . Over a month ago
I will be getting a Diamond Jubilee medal as I am 10 years into my career in the Ambulance service. I agree with you that the medal should be given to all veterans and serving personel with less than 5 years service. There are a number of petitions waiting to be signed at epetitions.direct.gov.uk you can sign more than one. If you get 100,000 signatures then there will be a debate in parliament. With 866,973 Forces reunited members you should get your medals. Spread the word. Over a month ago
As an admirer of the members of the merchant navy,I would really like to see them recognised.I was 16 in 1942 and joined a detachment of army cadets attached to our local Home guard and spent many a night in an air raid shelter in London until I volunteered for the army just
before "D" Day.A Diamond Jubilee medal would be very much appreciated and would be a companion to my four years of service medal in the British Red Cross.
Bob Kentsley Over a month ago
I served for 24 years in the Army, missed out on the Silver Jubilee Medal. I agree with the comments ex-servicement who served in the Queen’s Reign and served her well should be given the medal, even if we have to pay for it! Over a month ago
From the age of fourteen until I was sixty I was in uniform. From the Army Cadets in 1944 through ATC,National Service,Civil Police, MOD Police.I think some form of thank you is deserved,--like the Diamond Jubilee Medal Over a month ago
I served 15 years and i was put on the reserve list until i received a letter saying my services where no longer required. I am still working within the ARMED forces but for the Norwegians as a civie. The funny thing is in 3 years i will get my reserve pension payed out to me so i one way i am still in the syste. How does one qualify for nay of these medals. I did get my N. Irland Medal. And Bill Griffins you are not an old has been you just like us are like a good wine it taste better with age. Over a month ago
I believe anyone who has served 5 years or more in any of the Armed Forces should get the appropriate jubilee medals and be allowed to wear them with pride after all I served 14 years 1972-86 and believe once out totally forgotten. Over a month ago
Geoff blain i served 12 years for my queen and country. done 2 tours of n/ireland from 1972, i Have PTSD from 1972 to present day thats 40 years and im only given the lowest rate of Army war pension, I lost my general service N/ireland medal and asked the Mod to replace it i was told to but a replacement medal on the internet for ÂŁ20 what an insult. i march past the centaph on londons remeberance day with all the veterans who have served for there queen and country not giving these people a veterans medal is a bloody disgrace Over a month ago
I served 1957-82 (25 years) during the Silver Jubilee, where only a few ratings were awarded the Silver Jubilee Medal, unlike ratings in later years that all received the Golden Jubilee Medal. Time to put it right and give us all the Diamond Jubilee Medal as recognition for our dedicated and devoted service to our sovereign. Over a month ago
I served in the Royal Engineers from 1970 to 1980 and think that we should be able to purchase the silver jubilee medal and wear it with pride and receive the Diamond jubilee medal as a matter of course. Bill Foley Over a month ago
ANY VETERAN OR SERVING SOLDIER, SAILOR, RAF, MEMBER DESERVES THIS MEDAL AS THEY JOINED TO SERVE THE QUEEN AND COUNTRY KNOWING THEY COULD BE SENT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD TO DEFEND AND FIGHT / SUPPORT HIS HER QUEEN Over a month ago
I SERVED FROM 1961 TIL 1973 ( 12 YEARS ) 8YEARS IN THE SWB AND THE REST IN THE ACC WOULD DO IT AGAIN ITS ABOUT TIME EXSERVICEMEN HAD SOMETHING AFTER DOING THEY DUTY TO QUEEN AND COUNTRY Over a month ago
I joined the Army in 1974 and left in 1993.
I missed the Silver Jubilee medal as I hadn’t complete 5years service.
I wasn’t in the Army for the Golden Jubillee so didn’t qualify for that one.
I rejoined in 2005, served 6 years and got out 3 months before the medal is issued.
Missed all of three of them (ha,ha). Couldn’t make it up could you. Over a month ago
What defines a Veteran? Watched Young Soldiers. Jubilee Medal for Veterans. Can a veteran be clasified as someone who has joined, didn’t complete training, for what ever reason; are these Veterans? Over a month ago