Nadine Dorries with Queen Jubilee Medal
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries visits the factory producing Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee medal (Picture: Crown Copyright).
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The Queen's Jubilee Medal Is A 'Fitting' Tribute To Armed Forces Sacrifices

Culture secretary Nadine Dorries said those awarded the medal can feel privileged and honoured.

Nadine Dorries with Queen Jubilee Medal
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries visits the factory producing Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee medal (Picture: Crown Copyright).

A new medal is to be given to George and Victoria Cross recipients and serving members of the Armed Forces, to thank them for their public service. 

The Platinum Jubilee Medal will mark the Queen's 70-year reign and features a portrait of the Queen with the Latin inscription "Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fid Def", which translates to "Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen, defender of the faith".

The reverse of the medal features the royal crest and the years of the Queen's reign – 1952-2022.

Queens Jubilee Medal
The Queen's Jubilee medal (Picture: Crown Copyright).

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries was given a tour of the workshop in Birmingham where the 400,000 medals are being made.

She said: "This medal is to be awarded to those people who've worked for our emergency frontline services, our soldiers, and others who served us throughout the years.

"So it's actually a fitting medal, it's beautiful, and I think everybody who is going to be awarded one of these can feel very privileged and honoured.

"We've been through such a lot as a nation, it's been a really torrid time everyone's been through over the past 20 months.

"I think, looking forward, 2022 is going to be a year when everyone can put that behind us and we can celebrate."

Medals were also issued to mark the Queen's diamond jubilee in 2012, golden jubilee in 2002 and silver jubilee in 1977.