Prince Harry and the jubilee medal

I know it's probably a stupid question, but how has Prince Harry managed to accumulate the five years' service necessary for the Golden Jubilee Medal - particularly as he's 'serving' in a combined cadet force.

Didn't see any of the other Eton cadets on ITN News at Ten tonight wearing QGJM so assume Harry's got friends in high places.  :-X
Harry & William were wearing their Jubilee Medals for the big parade last year.

I don't think that the Jubilee Medal was exclusively for the Armed Forces & Emergency Services - a whole raft of civvies got the Silver Jubilee Medal.  Besides, it his Grandma's party and I'm sure she can decide who gets a gong.  He might not have got five years in but he is going to be under more scrutiny over the next few years than you or I would want.  With that level of hassle he deserves a medal.

And in case anyone was wondering - Yes, I have got one! ;D Could not find an emicon with a smug smile.
Hang on a sec...?

Since when did cadet service entitle you to the Jubilee Medal?   ???

Reason being, I got my 'number' six months too late to qualify for a jubilee medal, but I was in the cadets for many a year before then? Can I use that to top up my four years six months service?



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No one said anything about cadet service being the reason he received his medal.  I think Her Majesty The Queen has the say in who gets one of her medals, so if she wants the royal family to get one, she will...
I think Cadet Officers may qualify for the Jubilee Medal and possibly adult instructors.  I'm sure I saw some ACF officers wearing them for Remembrance Sunday last year.

But as CGS and I have both said, it is HM's medal and she can give it to anyone she chooses.  The MoD came up with the 5 year rule, blame them if you did not get one.
I checked this on the Golden Jubilee Site and yes, GGG, its the Cadet instructors with 5 yrs service who are eleigable. Alas, not me.

Ah well, I'll just have to keep on looking in my corn flakes box everymorning to see if I can get one....  :'(

...or get married to a royal.  ::)


I used to get 10 p off my grandmother when I was a nipper-the same principle seems to be applied here-it means he's got as many medals as some full colonels I know (and most of the RAF)
Is anyone else familiar with the tag line:

"It's only the person who is wearing the ribbon who knows how it was earnt and what it is worth."?

I think this applies to the JM and pretty well every other gong.


It's only the person who is wearing the ribbon who knows how it was earnt and what it is worth."?

In this case Six quid for the miniature, and 50 knicker for mounting as the Army won't pay for miniatures to be mounted and will only pay for swing mounting full sized ones whereas Corps policy says court mounted-mounting at £5 a medal soon mounts up, especially as we are getting like the septic tanks and giving ourselves gongs every 15 minutes
Not just for mil types, but civvies as well:
This program is an opportunity to recognize citizens for an outstanding and exemplary achievement or service to the community as a whole; or those who have made a sustained contribution over and above what might reasonably be expected of paid employment or voluntary action. In keeping with the Golden Jubilee spirit endorsed by the Queen, awarding of the medal will be inclusive and wide-ranging.


ACF Officers and Instructors that had 5 years service , This could include service in Full Time and or TAVR before their Cadet Service, got the gong.


for those of you that are that worried about a gong, you can have my Jubilee medal.

Mind you it is the silver Jubilee one :D
its a tacky piece of crap on par with NATO and UN gongs, i cant believe how many people bang on about not being eligible for it but should be, believe me and any one else whos got it, you dont want it.
I'm entitled to the bugger but after seeing the top quality production, I think I've had better hanging off my christmas tree, I'm keeping very quiet. Let the T.A and the met have the bloody things. :x :x
maybe if you arent qualified but write enough whinging moaning letters to the national news papers or soldier magazine, then the medals office will take that in lieu of time served. :twisted: :twisted:
Just to rub it in for those who moan about not qualifying - I know a number of individuals who got TWO. One for the TA and one for the Met.

Personally, I take the view that it is about the only thing I will get for free from the MoD - even if it does cost me for mounting & miniatures etc. It could of course have been better quality but Gay Gordon would probably have balked at that and ordered only six.


As to the quality, solid silver with a coating of two microns of gold meant they cost over £20 each to produce and thus more expensive than a british campaign medal. It is no smaller than the similar awards produced since 1887.

Nice to see it is the Prince of Wales third such award - he and his sister got a coronation medal in 1953 (both under the age of 5) as well as the silver jubilee in 77 (Andrew's and Edward's first).
but then again, he has had to put up with her for longer than we have.

before i swamped with hate mail (i get enough of that from GI Jargon :twisted: :twisted: ) I am a royalist, but then again i was a Thatcherite and it didnt do Maggie much good.

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