The Kabul to Kandahar Star
Instituted 19th March 1881 and awarded to
all who took part in General Roberts epic three hundred and
ten mile march from Kabul to Kandahar, 3rd August to 31st August
Description; a bronze1 five pointed star, 62mm
high by 48 mm wide. A crown is positioned between the upper points
and a small ball between the others. The Royal monogram VRI is at
the centre, surrounded by a circlet bearing the inscription "KABUL TO
KANDAHAR 1880". The reverse has a central depression corresponding to
the raised monogram area, and the reverse of the crown has a bracket
like moulding to hold the suspension ring.
Naming: positioned around the central depression on the reverse -
impressed in san serif capitals to British units. Indian units
- engraved in capitals or script.2
Ribbon; 38 mm wide, with a graded rainbow pattern- red, white,
yellow, white, blue.
1. The bronze used to manufacture the medal was from the
guns taken from Ayub Khan at the battle of Kandahar.
2. The manufacturer, H. Jenkins and Sons apparently released a
number of specimens impressed with their name on the reverse
-"H. JENKINS & SONS, BIRMINGHAM"
Medals of the Regiments for qualification by regiment for
Infantry and Cavalry units.)