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Platinum Jubilee 2022: Medals

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 132181, tabled on 1 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason Platinum Jubilee medals are to be awarded to people in service at the time of the Platinum Jubilee and not veterans.

Answered on

4 March 2022

The Platinum Jubilee medal is a commemoration of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee and only personnel Serving on the 6 February 2022, the seventieth anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen's accession, are eligible. This follows the precedent of previous Jubilee medals. The medal is commemorative and not intended as a recognition of past Service and is not an award for either long or valuable Service, which are recognised in other ways.