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Diamond Jubilee medals for Mountain Rescue team

Medals were given to members of the Mountain Rescue team to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Credit: Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team

Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team have received special Diamond Jubilee medals in recognition of their work. 20 volunteers from the team, which operates in the Brecon Beacons and the surrounding area, were given medals by Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney MP Dai Havard.

Huw Jones, an Incident Commander with more than 30 years of service, said: "It is so important that the community recognises not only the level of professionalism the volunteers but also the fabulous support our families give us to undertake this work."

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Special medals for Royal Welsh soldiers

The First Minister will present special Diamond Jubilee medals to members of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Welsh this afternoon. Carwyn Jones AM is visiting troops at Lucknow Barracks in Wiltshire.

The medals have been issued on behalf of the Queen to honour dedication and service, as part of the celebrations for her 60 years on the throne.

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