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Africa General Service Medal EIIR Full Size

£75.00 (Inc. Vat) Includes Kenya Clasp


Africa General Service Medal EIIR Full Size

Date: 1902.

Campaigns: Minor campaigns in Africa 1902 to 1956.

Branch of Service: British and colonial forces.

Ribbon: Yellow with black edges and two thin central green stripes.

Original Metal: Silver or bronze.

Size: 36mm.

Description: (Obverse) effigy of Elizabeth II; (reverse) similar to that of the East and Central Africa medal of 1897–99, with AFRICA in the exergue.

Kenya (Included)
Mention in Despatches (MiD) single bronze oak leaf (pre 1994)

Can be engraved with recipient details.


Additional information


This medal replaced the East and West Africa Medal 1887–1900, to which 21 clasps had already been issued. In turn, it remained in use for 54 years, the longest-running British service medal. Medals to combatants were in silver, but a few bronze medals were issued during the 1903–04 operations in Northern Nigeria and the Somaliland campaigns of 1902 and 1908 to transport personnel and these are now much sought after, as are any medals with the effigy of George V on the obverse. With the exception of the 1902–04 Somali campaign and the campaign against the Mau Mau of Kenya (1952–56) European troops were not involved in any numbers, such personnel consisting mostly of detached officers and specialists.


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