To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will support the award of the Platinum Jubilee Medal to veterans as well as serving members of the armed forces.
17 January 2022
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has worked with the Ministry of Defence and other Government Departments to develop the eligibility criteria for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medal (QPJM). Serving members of the Armed Forces who have completed five full calendar years of service, and remain in service, on 6 February 2022 will be eligible. Those not serving on the date of the Jubilee will, unfortunately, not be eligible, no matter how long they have served previously. It should be noted that the QPJM is a commemoration of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee and, as such, is why only personnel serving on the date of the Jubilee are eligible. The medal is not intended as a recognition of past Service.