Golden Jubilee Medal

#1
Can anyone reveal what the requirements for getting this gong were/are? Forgive the fact that I'm a few years out of the loop, but I can't track down a sensible explanation.
Thanks.
 
#2
the requirement i was told, and i stand corrected if i was i was wrong,

were for you had to be a serving forces person with over 5 year service to qualify for the medal
 
#3
cant remember the dates though.
 
#4
You had to be serving on the 6th Feb 02 (50 yrs since accession) and have five years (didn't have to be continuous) service on that date to qual as a reg; TA also had to have five deemed efficient years. After they announced that the emergency services were to get it, they conveniently insisted that one of those five had to be TY2001/2002. Someone probably told them that a good way of freeing up medals allocated to the TA was to use the annual qualification rate as the final hoop because only 35% (or whatever) passed annually. :evil:
Its only a chocolate coin tho'.
 
#5
yes but its its the only one i got and likely to get as i dont see me getting my telic medal anytime soon :)
 
#6
woody said:
yes but its its the only one i got and likely to get as i dont see me getting my telic medal anytime soon :)
Only one...so it wasn't you who made off with the Adj's gong from a locked safe then?
 
#7
Many thanks for the above - inevitably, some more useful than others!

I did 10 years regular service ('84-'94), and if my memory serves me correctly, most of that time Brenda was roosting on the throne. Since then I've been a member of the RARO, ie a reservist - does that count?

It would be nice to get another gong. Only got one, despite numurous trips to the Emerald Toilet: we thought we were special to have that as thousands of BAOR base-rats (Cav, Gunners, Remfs in general) didn't even get that!
 
#8
Queensman said:
Many thanks for the above - inevitably, some more useful than others!

I did 10 years regular service ('84-'94), and if my memory serves me correctly, most of that time Brenda was roosting on the throne. Since then I've been a member of the RARO, ie a reservist - does that count?

It would be nice to get another gong. Only got one, despite numurous trips to the Emerald Toilet: we thought we were special to have that as thousands of BAOR base-rats (Cav, Gunners, Remfs in general) didn't even get that!
You may have noticed the specification mentioned above....that you had to be SERVING in 2002 to qualify. Reservists (excluding TA...we still train and serve on a regular basis) do not count as serving due to the fact that many reservists seem to disappear into the ether whenever a letter goes out to them. I'm not suggesting that you are one of those, and indeed I have met a number of reservists during operations, however, many are not sure what to do with the bang-stick that they are handed at RTMC.....
 
#9
Only if you were actually serving on the day in question otherwise reservists did not qualify. I know this because I checked up on it for a mate whom I thought equally deserving and had been forced onto RARO only a few weeks before.
Hope this helps.
Sticky
 
#10
No it wasnt me mine turned up after i had complety given up on the
idea of getting one pity I never wear no2s so have no idea if i will ever wear it . oh and it came already mounted which seem to upset some people.
 
#11
I was awarded the Jubilee Medal in 2002, but it "went astray" in an HQ before it reached me. I applied for a reissue but the Army Medal Office are in such a shambles that they never troubled their arrse to acknowledge my application or polite reminders. Eventually, after putting on some pressure I got a phone call last year from Droitwich to the effect that I cannot even expect a written acknowledgement until after the move to the new single-service Medal Office. Apparently they have a policy not to acknowledge QGJM correspondence.

Somewhat irritating after making it clear throughout that I did not expect 'my' medal to get priority over operational medals. I just wanted a written acknowledgement to reassure me that my application had not fallen into a black hole, and would be dealt with... eventually.

I wonder whether anyone else is in a similar situation.
 
#12
Yes I was...but I knew the RO2 there and he fast-tracked my application...
 
#13
QGJM is not just a military issue. It was awarded to other uniformed services as well. Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade and others. Plus Senior Civil Servants and Employees of the Royal Households to name a few more....
 
#14
Sorry mate,But the Prison Service staff were denied the honour of recieving this medal by the Government.It was percived at the time that the Government were trying to save money. Tessa Jowell MP stated in a parliamentary debate that the Prison Service were not an emergency service,and this was the reason for non issue.

Never mind that a lot of Prison Officers have done their bit in HM FORCES, continue to serve HM Government,and work unsociable hours,with awkard,difficult and dangerous creatures(no I don`t mean Governors).

Obviously Prison Officers are seen with contempt by HM GOVT....but then again they are always being told by the politicians that they do a vital job!!

Prison Staff were eligable for the Imperial Service Medal,after 25 years or more service,and this only after being recommended by their line manager,generally upon retirement.Despite being recommended they didn`t always get the gong as this had to be approved by the Home Secretary.This award has now been replaced be a silver "long service" lapel badge..... and a lovely certificate....can`t wait!
 
#15
As usual, loads of utter rubbish, half-truths and lies. If you don't bloody know, why bother posting - we have an ARRSEr in search of truth, not bollox - we get enough of that at work! :D

From DCI JS 3 - 12 2002:

6/02 Honours, Decorations and Medals - the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (U)

[D/DSSec 7/10/1: (9)621x86687]

1. Her Majesty The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the institution of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for members of the Armed Forces to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Her Accession on 6 Feb 02.

2. This commemorative medal is designated and styled “The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal”, is circular in form and made of cupro-nickel with a gilt finish and is un-named. It bears on the obverse the Crown Effigy of Her Majesty and on the reverse a shield of the Royal Coat of Arms surmounted by a Crown and flanked by the dates “1952” and “2002”. The medal is suspended from a ribbon, one and a quarter inches in width, consisting of a narrow central stripe of red, flanked each side by a narrow stripe of white, a broad stripe of blue and a further narrow stripe of red.

3. The medal is to be worn on the left breast, immediately after UK operational service medals, including UN and NATO medals, and in date order with all other Coronation or Jubilee medals. The medal or medal ribbon may not be worn until entitlement has been confirmed, and subsequent to that the medal may not be worn prior to 4 Jun 02, and the medal ribbon may not be worn prior to 7 Feb 02.

4. The categories of personnel who qualify for receipt of the medal are as follows:

a. Regular Forces (including Gurkhas and Royal Irish Regiment (Home Service)): All personnel who are in paid effective military service with the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and Royal Air Force on 6 Feb 02 and have completed five full calendar years (1826 days) service, and were properly enlisted (not attested) on or prior to 7 Feb 97. The total of five years (1826 days) qualifying service may be aggregated but non effective, unpaid or broken service will not count. However, there is no limit on the amount of non-effective, unpaid or broken service as long as the correct overall total of five years (1826 days) aggregated effective service is fully accounted for. In addition the following qualifying criteria will apply:

(1) Personnel serving on official UK Loan or Exchange Service will qualify as long as they fulfil all other eligibility criteria.

(2) Individuals who have held the appointment of CDS, 1SL/CNS, CGS, and CAS will qualify for the medal.

(3) Personnel on unpaid service on 6 Feb 02 due to disciplinary action will not be eligible for the medal. However, if; on 6 Feb 02, it is not possible to decide whether an individual qualifies for the medal due to outstanding or uncompleted disciplinary action, the decision as to qualification is to be made once the final outcome of the disciplinary action has been determined.

(4) Personnel on unpaid service on 6 Feb 02 that is not due to disciplinary action will be eligible, as per para 4a, for the medal but the period of unpaid service will not count towards the qualifying time criteria.

b. Volunteer Reserve Forces: All personnel who are in effective military service with the Volunteer Reserve Forces on 6 Feb 02 and have completed five annual bounty earning training years, and were properly enlisted (not attested) on or prior to 7 Feb 97. The annual bounty training year 2001/2002 (or equivalent as described below) is to be one of the five annual bounty earning training years to count. The total of five annual bounty earning training years may be aggregated but non-bounty earning training years or broken service will not count. However, there is no limit on the amount of non-bounty earning training years or broken service as long as the correct overall total of five annual bounty earning training years is fully accounted for. In addition the following qualifying criteria will apply:

(1) Non Regular Permanent Staff (NRPS) are eligible for the medal and are to qualify under the same eligibility criteria as outline in para 4a above. Regular and NRPS qualifying service may be aggregated.

(2) Members of the Volunteer Reserve Forces who undertake Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS), Additional Duties Commitment (ADC) or other mobilised service, are able to count a minimum of 90 days service in any one annual training year as one of the five annual bounty earning training years qualifying service.

(3) Members of the Royal Irish Regiment (Home Service Part Time) are to have completed five years efficient service; each year to have consisted of no less than 50 days operational duty. One years ‘efficient service’ equates to one annual bounty earning training year.

(4) Personnel on non-effective military service on 6 Feb 02 due to disciplinary action will not be eligible for the medal. However, If; on 6 Feb 02, it is not possible to decide whether an individual qualifies for the medal due to outstanding or uncompleted disciplinary action, the decision as to qualification is to be made once the final outcome of the disciplinary action has been determined.

(5) Personnel on non-effective military service on 6 Feb 02 that is not due to disciplinary action will be eligible, as per para 4b, for the medal but the period of non-effective military service will not count towards the qualifying time criteria.

c. Regular Reserves: Any member of the Regular Reserves who is in effective military service on 6 Feb 02, as defined in para 4a and 4b above, will be eligible for the medal if their aggregated Regular service and/or Volunteer Reserve service amounts to five years qualifying service.

d. Military Provost Guard Service (MPGS): Any member of the MPGS who is in effective MPGS paid service on 6 Feb 02 may aggregate their MPGS and other effective military service, as defined in para 4a and 4b above, amounting to five years qualifying service to be eligible for the medal. All other unpaid days of service will not count as qualifying effective service.

e. Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service (RFA): Correctly contracted personnel of the RFA, in effective RFApaid service on 6 Feb 02, having completed five full calendar years (1826 days) service, and were properly enlisted on or prior to 7 Feb 97, will qualify for the medal...etc etc

f. Cadet Officers and Cadet Adult Instructors:

(1) Basic Criteria. A total of five training years service, ie: from 1 April to 31 March, not necessarily continuous, and any Regular, Reserve or other Cadet service can count. Any service must have started on or before 7 Feb 97 and service with cadets before 31 Aug 01. Personnel must be in effective service on 6 Feb 02 and be in an established post, and the training year 2001/02 must be one of the qualifying years to count.

(2) Effective Service. Is to mean:

(a) A minimum of 15 training days per annum (which can include days at annual camps).

or

(b) Those who have attended for duty for a minimum of 144 hours per year and completed all such regular, periodic training and compulsory service required, during each of the five years qualifying service.

or

(c) Those who have attended for 40 parade nights and/or training days in each qualifying year.

(3) Those nominated must have the endorsement of their cadet unit commander.

5. Combinations of all categories of service described above may be aggregated. A total of five full qualifying years service must be completed and can only be made up of not less than the following minimum multiples:

a. 365 aggregated effective military service days as a member of the Regular Forces will count as one of the five years.

b. One Volunteer Reserve Forces annual bounty earning training year, or equivalent, will count as one of the five qualifying years, and only one annual bounty is to count per year.

c. Individuals on FTRS (or equivalent service) whoes 90 day qualifying service straddles two annual training years may only count that service towards one qualifying year.

6. Qualifying service can only count once towards eligibility.

7. Previous equivalent service with Overseas Dependent Territories (Gibraltar, Bermuda, Falkland Islands or Montserrat) or Commonwealth countries of which The Queen is Head of State (Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, St Christopher and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu) will count towards eligibility on proof of service.

8. No other equivalent decoration, award or medal (including foreign or Commonwealth) may be worn by UK Armed Forces personnel to commemorate the Accession of Her Majesty The Queen.

9. Qualifying service for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal will not count towards qualifying service for the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal (ACSM).

10. Medals will be issued, when available, to eligible personnel under normal single Service arrangements, including to those who have left the service and to the Next of Kin of those personnel who are eligible but have since deceased.
Interestingly enough, we had several former OTC types who, once commissioned, successfully traded that time against their QGJM. We then had the situation of officers having the QGJM (due to OTC 'service') and JNCOs with more actual time served who didn't qualify for it, by virtue of being a few days short.

Disgusting really.
 
#16
b. Volunteer Reserve Forces: All personnel who are in effective military service with the Volunteer Reserve Forces on 6 Feb 02 and have completed five annual bounty earning training years, and were properly enlisted (not attested) on or prior to 7 Feb 97. The annual bounty training year 2001/2002 (or equivalent as described below) is to be one of the five annual bounty earning training years to count.

Interesting. We were told the criteria was 5 consecutive bounty qualifying years
 
#17
Sorry to hear that PTP - you were misinformed.

The Adge and I sat down every night for the best part of 3 weeks working out how we could get as many of our people as possible to get one of these. Amazing what we were able to dredge up - the OTC fiasco notwithstanding!

I have personally met around 20 or so people who qualify for the QGJM but never knew it. Read the DCI and make sure you aren't one of them!

:D
 
#18
Calypso said:
As usual, loads of utter rubbish, half-truths and lies. If you don't bloody know, why bother posting - we have an ARRSEr in search of truth, not bollox - we get enough of that at work! :D

From DCI JS 3 - 12 2002:

b. Volunteer Reserve Forces: All personnel who are in effective military service with the Volunteer Reserve Forces on 6 Feb 02 and have completed five annual bounty earning training years, and were properly enlisted (not attested) on or prior to 7 Feb 97. The annual bounty training year 2001/2002 (or equivalent as described below) is to be one of the five annual bounty earning training years to count. The total of five annual bounty earning training years may be aggregated but non-bounty earning training years or broken service will not count. However, there is no limit on the amount of non-bounty earning training years or broken service as long as the correct overall total of five annual bounty earning training years is fully accounted for.
Ah, but there was at least one pearl of truth amongst your 'load of utter rubbish' :wink:

stickybomb said:
You had to be serving on the 6th Feb 02 (50 yrs since accession) and have five years (didn't have to be continuous) service on that date to qual as a reg; TA also had to have five deemed efficient years. After they announced that the emergency services were to get it, they conveniently insisted that one of those five had to be TY2001/2002. Someone probably told them that a good way of freeing up medals allocated to the TA was to use the annual qualification rate as the final hoop because only 35% (or whatever) passed annually. :evil:
Its only a chocolate coin tho'.
 
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