Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal

Today was a very special day for me, I was invited to the Lieutenant Governors residence to receive the Q.D.J medal. This medal commemorates the 60th year of Queen Elizabeth II reign. I recall so many events over those sixty years but what stands out was the death of her father King George 6th. I was at school and we had just begun classes when an announcement to ensemble in the school gym for important news was heard. The rumours ran wild through the school, the most frightening was another war had started. Remember we were only seven years beyond the 2nd WW and still feeling the effects. The Korean war was in full swing even though it was called a Police Action.. Besides this the USSR had lowered the iron curtain over East Germany. These were indeed dangerous times. It was both with relief and sadness we learned the King was dead. For the first time in my young life I said God Save the Queen and it seemed so strange especially when singing the national anthem. Sixty years on it rolls off my tongue with practiced ease. I’m very proud today for the award and will continue to serve my Queen and Country as best I can. God Save the Queen.
God Bless and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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4 Responses to Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal

  1. A McRobb says:

    Hearty Congratulations and a Bravo Zulu my Friend

  2. Tony Miles says:

    Congratulations Ben.

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