Commemorative medal designed to mark the Queen's 60 years on the throne will be awarded to members of the emergency services, Prison Service and the following Armed Forces personnel:
• Serving members of the Armed Forces (Regular and Reserves)
who have completed five full calendar years of service on 6 February 2012
• Living holders of the Victoria Cross and George Cross
• Serving members of the Royal Household.
The medal designed by Timothy Noad depicts a formal image of the Queen on one side, while the reverse shows a hexagon with a crown and royal cipher, inscribed '1952 to 2012', commemorating Her Majesty's reign, and finished off with a red ribbon and white/blue stripes.