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Queen's Sudan Medal
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Medal of the award
Awarded by UK and Commonwealth
Type Campaign medal
Eligibility British and Egyptian Troops
Awarded for Campaign Service
Campaign Sudan Campaign
Description Silver and Bronze, 36.5mm diameter
Clasps none
Established 1899
Next (higher) Ashanti Star
Next (lower) East and Central Africa Medal
Related Khedive's Sudan Medal
Queens Sudan Medal BAR.svg
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


  • Its a circular, Silver or Bronze made medal, 36.5mm 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 claps for this medal


See also

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