Royal honour for 120 islanders

Diamond Jubilee Medal - double view showing both faces, with purple ribbonsDiamond Jubilee medals are to be awarded to 120 people on the islands of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

They include 29 recipients on Tristan and 37 on Ascension – and also Fiyanna Maggott, who only received her Golden Jubilee medal last week, ten years late.

The award is given by Her Majesty the Queen as a mark of thanks, as she celebrates 60 years on the throne.

It is given to members of the British armed forces, emergency personnel and prison staff who have given five years’ good service.

Recipients on St Helena will be presented with their medals by His Excellency the Governor during the opening ceremony of the Jubilee celebrations on Monday 4 June 2012, at 10am.

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LINKS:
Full list of medal recipients on Ascension, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha
Diamond Jubilee Medal

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