Right, at risk of people hitting me back with countless links to other threads, the advice of "can't you use a search engine thicko"... etc etc, I raise my head above the parapet: I know there are many threads about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal on here where everybody's eligibility, from Field Marshall The Lord Guthrie to my local postman, has been discussed but due to a combination of a) not finding the answer to my particular situation and b) not having a massive amount of time to sift through them all, I was wondering if anybody more enlightened than me could help: I served 8 years from 2000 - 2008 in the regular infantry, had 6 months out completely, then joined my local TA infantry unit and have qualified for three consecutive bounties. Reading through the directive last night issued by the medal head-shed, I was still none the wiser to whether or not actually I qualify. There are many references to 'broken service' being okay as long as aggregated service equates to 5 years so if I had been a regular, left but then rejoined the regular army i would be ok. Likewise, if I was in the TA, achieved 8 bounties, had a bit of a break and then returned for another 3 bounties, i would be okay. Didn't see no reference to the ex-regulars who join the TA. Any help / withering put-downs appreciated.