Kabul to Kandahar Star
|Kabul to Kandahar Star|
Obverse and reverse of the medal
|Awarded by UK|
|Eligibility||British and British Indian Army|
|Awarded for||Campaign Service|
|Campaign(s)||Relief of Kandahar, 9–31 August 1880|
|Related||Afghanistan Medal (United Kingdom)|
Ribbon bar of the medal
The Kabul to Kandahar Star, also known as the Roberts Star or Kandahar Bronze Star was awarded to those British and Indian troops who participated in the 320 mile march from Kabul to Kandahar in Afghanistan between 9–31 August 1880, under the command of General Frederick Roberts.
An episode of the Second Afghan War, the march took place to relieve Kandahar, where a British force was being besieged by an Afghan force. On reaching Kandahar, Roberts decisively beat the Afghans on 1 September 1880 at the Battle of Kandahar and lifted the siege. The war was concluded soon after.
Obverse: in the middle is the royal monogram VRI, surrounded by the text "Kabul to Kandahar 1880".
Reverse: plain with a hollow centre, with the name of the recipient around the edge.
- Joslin, Litherland and Simpkin. British Battles and Medals. p. 157. Published Spink, London. 1988.
- United Kingdom: Kabul to Kandahar Star, Medals of the World, accessed 28 December 2010
- Wilkinson-Latham, Robert (1998) . North-West Frontier 1837–1947. London: Osprey Publishing. pp. 16–17. ISBN 0-85045-275-9.
- H. Taprell Dorling. Ribbons and Medals. p. 67. Published A. H. Baldwin & Son, London. 1956.