Mediterranean (Battle honour)

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Mediterranean was a battle honour awarded to the following Militia battalions of the British Army for their service during the Crimean War of 1854-55, when they volunteered for garrison duty and relieved the regular battalions of their respective regiments for active service:

This should not be confused with the award Mediterranean 1901–02 which was awarded for service in the Second Boer War.

The honour was allowed to lapse under an Army Order issued in October 1910. This stated that battle honours awarded to former militia battalions were to cease to be borne: special reserve battalions could continue to carry colours with the old honours "as a temporary measure" if they chose, but only until they were presented with replacement colours.[1]


  1. ^ "Colours of the Special Reserve". The Times. 27 February 1911. p. 7. 

Norman, C.B.: Battle Honours Of The British Army, From Tangier, 1662, To The Commencement Of The Reign Of King Edward VII. John Murray 1911, p. 11