Lt (N) James Clute C.D.
Receives Diamond Jubilee Medal
On February 6, 2012, the initial 60 Diamond Jubilee Medals were presented to Canadians who made significant contributions to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or whose achievements abroad have brought credit to Canada. One of these 60 recipients was Lieutenant (Navy) James W. Clute, C.D., Ottawa, Ontario for his contributions to youth development programs, particularly for sea cadets, as a member of the Canadian Forces Cadet Instructors Cadre.
The commemorative medal has been created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II accession to the Throne. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal will be a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it will serve to honour contributions and achievements made by Canadians, who represent the full breadth of our society.
During the year of celebrations, 60 000 deserving Canadians will be recognized. The inaugural presentation ceremony of the Diamond Jubilee Medal will take place in 2012.
The Chancellery of Honours, as part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, will administer the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal program.
Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:
· have made significant contributions to Canada or to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or for an outstanding achievement abroad that has brought great credit to
· be citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
· be alive on February 6, 2012. The award can be made posthumously, as long as the candidate was alive on that date
For more information on the Diamond Jubilee Medal please visit http://www.gg.ca/