Award given to civilians, but also very nice to have the award given to a high ranking military officer, a Lieutenant-Colonel. The date his award was given (1st January 1963) is also significant, as each year on New Year's Day, the Queen makes awards to worthy recipients, those awards are known as the " The Queen's New Year's Honours List ". So another piece of special interest for this set. Civilian medal has a plain ribbon, without the centre stripe, plus the medal case for the civilian medal only has'O. Embossed on the lid, whereas the O.Military Division medal case has'O. MILY embossed on the case lid. This set also comes with 2 books associated with this RARE Document.