- Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal
Infobox Military Award
name= Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal
caption= Ribbon: 32 mm, dark blue, gold, dark blue .
Cape Colonial Forces.
for= Campaign service.
campaign= Transkei 1880-81, Basutoland 1880-81, Bechuanaland 1896-97.
description= Silver disc, 36 mm diameter.
clasps= "Transkei", "Basutoland", "Bechuanaland".
The Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal was a South African campaign medal. It was authorised in December 1900, as a retrospective award for veterans of three campaigns fought in South Africa between 1880 and 1897.
The medal was issued, on application, to veterans who had served in the
Cape Colonial Forcesin the Transkei Campaign(1880-1881), the Basutoland Gun War(1880-1881), and the Bechuanaland Campaign(1896-1897).
The medal is silver. The obverse depicts the crowned head of
Queen Victoria, surrounded by her name, style, and titles. The reverse displays the Cape of Good Hopecoat of arms, with a spray of proteaflowers, and the name "Cape of Good Hope". The ribbon is dark blue with a gold centre band (these being the colours of earlier campaign medals for service in southern Africa).
Clasps were issued to indicate the campaigns in which recipients had served: "Transkei", "Basutoland", and "Bechuanaland". The published medal roll shows that 5252 medals were issued, nearly half of them for the Bechuanaland campaign.
* Alexander, E. G. M., Barron G. K. B. and Bateman, A. J. (1986). "South African Orders, Decorations and Medals". Human and Rousseau.
* Forsyth, D.D. "Medal Roll: Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal".
British and Commonwealth orders and decorations
South African military decorations
* [http://www.geocities.com/militaf/ South African Medals Website]
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