I'm sure this little topic has been done to death but i thought i'd just stir it up a little. "rant on!" Why does a person have to serve 5 years before they can qualify for a golden jubilee medal? is it not enough for that person to be serving during 2002? I find this an absolute disgrace that having served on no fewer than 6 operational tours i do not qualify for said medal. Yet another example of someone somewhere cutting cost and at the same time alienating younger service personell who have given their childhood in service of this country. Being an un-named medal, i for one will wait until i get out and buy a "replacement" and display it as if i "earnt" it. I think i've done enough jumping through hoops to be worried about missing a medal by a couple of months! "rant off!"