eBay is being flooded with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals, just days after the Queen awarded them to frontline services as a personal thank you.
The limited edition medals were given out to members of the Forces, the Royal Household, Emergency Services personnel, prison officers and holders of the Victoria Cross and George Cross.
Many people, however, have been cashing in on these special mementos from the Queen by listing them on eBay. Some listings have included comments such as; “Genuine full-sized medal issued to me” and “Issued this week in a very nice presentation box.”
Former Chief Superintendent Geoff Ogden who once led Humberside CID fumed;
“I’m appalled by it and I think 99.9 per cent of officers will be appalled by it. If I was still serving I would use disciplinary procedures to deal with this matter.”
The medals are being listed for sale, with prices starting from £50 and the final sale being nearly double or more.
One member of the Metropolitan Police said; “It is very disappointing to think that some of those so honoured have decided to take this action.”