Honour - SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1900
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.
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