Queen's Sudan Medal
|Queen's Sudan Medal|
Medal of the award
|Awarded by UK and Commonwealth|
|Eligibility||British and Egyptian Troops|
|Awarded for||Campaign Service|
|Description||Silver and Bronze, 36.5mm diameter|
|Next (higher)||Ashanti Star|
|Next (lower)||East and Central Africa Medal|
|Related||Khedive's Sudan Medal|
Ribbon bar of the medal
The Queen's Sudan Medal was awarded British and Egyptian forces which took part in the Sudan campaign between 1896 and 1898. Initially mainly with Egyptian troops but after two British brigades were attached. This campaign is often described as "The reconquest of the Sudan". Some countries like Italy, Germany, France or Belgium were expanding their African colonies, which Sudan could be one, the British decided to occupy it. One of the most famous battles was the Battle of Omdurman where Lt. Winston Churchill fought
- It is a circular Silver or Bronze made medal, 36.5 mm diameter.
- The obverse has the legend "VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX" and the crowned effigy of Queen Victoria.
- On the reverse a plinth inscribed "SUDAN" supported by Nile lilies where Victoria sits holding a laurel wreath and a palm branch and behind her are the British and Egyptian flags.
- There are no clasps for this medal