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Honour - SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1900


Date - 11-Oct-1899 / 31-May-1900
Type - Campaign Honour
Conflict - South Africa 1899-1900

 
Description Following the discovery of gold on the Rand, relations between Britain and the Boers worsened until war began on 11-Oct-1899.

The award was made to those ships which landed a naval brigade. They served mainly as gunners and their guns which were heavier than the Boers, played a significant part in the war.

Other ships which also served in South Africa but did not land a brigade did not qualify for the honour.

 

 
 
HM Ships
Barrosa  Doris  Forte  Monarch  Philomel 
Powerful  Tartar  Terrible     
         
 
This page last edited - 28 January, 2013.

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