East and Central Africa Medal

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East and Central Africa Medal
Obv.jpgEast And Central Africa Medal rev.jpg
Obverse (top left) and reverse (top right) of the medal. Ribbon: half yellow, half red
Awarded by United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Type Campaign medal
Eligibility British forces.
Awarded for Campaign service.
Campaign East and Central Africa 1897-1899
Clasps
  • Uganda 1897-98
  • Lubwa's
  • 1898
  • Uganda 1899
East and Central Africa Medal BAR.svg
ribbon bar of the medal

The East and Central Africa Medal was a campaign medal approved for issue to officers and men of the British armed forces in East and Central Africa.[1] The obverse of the medal held a left facing portrait of Queen Victoria holding the Royal Sceptre with the inscription "VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX".[2] The reverse held an image of Britannia standing and facing right, holding a trident and palm branch, behind her is a lion and the rising sun.[2] The inscription on the reverse is "EAST & CENTRAL AFRICA".[2]

The medal was 36mm in diameter and made of silver, except for some bronze versions which were awarded to native troops and camp followers.[3] Seven awards were made to women.[4]

Clasps[edit]

  • Lubwa's
23 September 1897 - 24 February 1898[1]
  • Uganda 1897-98
20 July 1897 - 19 March 1898[1]
  • 1898
1898[1]
  • Uganda 1899
21 March - 2 May 1899[1]

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