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Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal

Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
(Australia and Canada)
Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal
(United Kingdom)
Awarded by the

monarch of Australia, monarch of Canada, and monarch of the United Kingdom
Type Medal
Eligibility British and Canadian citizens alive on 6 February 2002
Awarded for Having made an honourable service in military, police, prison, and emergency forces, or for outstanding achievement or public service in Canada or for five years or more qualifying service in the British Armed Forces in the United Kingdom
Status No longer awarded
Total awarded 6 (Australia)[1]
46, 000 (Canada)[2]
400, 000 (United Kingdom)[3]
Next (higher) Dependent on state
Equivalent Dependent on state

Ribbon of the Golden Jubilee Medal

The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (French: Médaille du jubilé de la Reine Elizabeth II) or the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal was a commemorative medal created in 2002 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Elizabeth II's accession. The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal was awarded in Canada to nominees who contributed to public life. The Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal was awarded to active personnel in the British Armed Forces who had completed 5 years of qualifying service.


  • Design 1
  • Eligibility and allocation 2
  • Precedence 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


The British medal is of

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  7. ^ Coney, R.T. (21 January 2009), D/SP., Ministry of Defence 
  8. ^ Directgov, Orders of Wear, UK Government 
  9. ^ New Zealand Defence Force. "General Medals Information > FAQ > The Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal 2003". Retrieved 7 June 2012. 


See also

The medal was not awarded by New Zealand. However, it was accorded a place in the country's order of wear to accommodate British citizens who had received the medal in the UK and subsequently joined the New Zealand Defence Force.[9]

Country Preceding Following
Order of precedence
125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
New Zealand
Order of precedence
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal
United Kingdom
Order of precedence[8]
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Some orders of precedence are as follows:


Members of the British Armed Forces regular, reserve, and cadet branches who were enrolled as of Accession Day and had been so for five years were given the medal in the United Kingdom. 94,222 members of the Army received the medal, as did 32,273 in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, and 38,889 in the Royal Air Force.[7]

In Canada, the medal was administered by the Chancellery of Honours at Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, veterans' groups, sports associations, and philanthropic and charitable bodies.[5] Of the 46,000 medals issued, approximately 9,600 medals were awarded to members of the Canadian Forces according to a system that distributed them proportionately by service (navy, army, air force), rank, and years of service, occupations, and regular force and reservists, including Rangers and honorary appointees.

Eligibility and allocation

Both medals are suspended from a broad royal blue ribbon with red outer stripes and, at the centre, double white stripes with a red stripe between.[4][5]

[5] and crown.Royal Cypher at the bottom and the years 1952 and 2002 on the left and right of the CANADA The reverse features a stylized maple leaf with [5]

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