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 1880.
    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"

(Also see: Medals of the Regiments for qualification by regiment for Infantry and Cavalry units.)


Kabul to Kandahar Star


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