RCMP Veterans' Association (PEI)

 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Presentations

On December 11th, 2012, the Lieutenant Governor for the Province of Prince Edward Island, The Honourable H. Frank Lewis, in conjunction with Deputy Commissioner Steve Graham, presented the QE II Diamond Jubilee Medals to members of "L" Division and C/Supt. Michael O'Neil, Retired, President of the RCMP Veterans' Association (PEI Division). 

The commemorative medal marks the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada - an occasion marked only once before, by her Great-Great-Grand Mother Queen Victoria, in 1897.  

The design of the medal was developed by the Canadian Heraldic Authority and approved by Her Majesty the Queen.  The medal was manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint.  The obverse depicts an image of the Sovereign, in whose name the medal is bestowed,  The reverse marks the 60th - or "diamond" - anniversary of accesion to the Throne of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  The anniversary is expressed by the central diamond shape, by the background composed of a pattern of diamonds, and by the two dates, 1952 and 2012.  The maple leaves refer to Canada, and the Latin motto VIVAT REGINA means "Long live The Queen!"

The following photographs capture the events of the day.