Soldiers from right across the North West will be honoured at at Fulwood Barracks in Preston today. Servicemen and women who have been in the forces for five years or more will get the medal.
They are being given medals to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Sergeant Rick Clements, who lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan, is among those being awarded.
Duke of Lancaster's Regiment serviceman Sgt Rick Clements will be among those to collect the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal today.
He lost both his legs after a bomb blast in Afghanistan and has recently carried the Olympic Torch.
The medals will be handed out during a parade at his regiment's headquarters at Fulwood Barracks, near Preston.
Around 160 soldiers from across the North West will collect medals marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee today.
Service men and women who have been in the forces for five or more years will be given the award.
A parade is being held at Fulwood Barracks in Preston.
Pupils at the Flash Primary School in Buxton wrote to the Queen inviting her to the lighting.
Buckingham Palace wrote back politely turning down the offer.
But the children were rewarded with having the first beacon installed and will be the first to be lit tonight.
Hundreds of Jubilee Beacons will be lit across the region tonight to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
To find your nearest Beacon, click here.
For those anticipating a glimpse of the transit of Venus on Wednesday 6th June, it's unlikely to be clear at sunrise across the Granada region on Wednesday with low pressure in charge again from Tuesday.
Steady rain expected for most of Tuesday, with heavy showers continuing on Wednesday.