Offered is 1 x 15cm (6 inch) length of King’s South Africa medal full size ribbon. This is the UK standard type by Toye, Kenning & Spencer (Made in England). This is perfect to replace your old tatty ribbons or for your medals mounting needs.
The King’s South Africa Medal (KSA) was awarded to all troops who served in the Boer War in South Africa on or after 1 January 1902, and completed 18 months service before 1 June 1902. The medal was not issued alone but always with the Queen’s South Africa Medal or QSA; and was never issued without a bar, except to nearly 600 nursing sisters.
The KSA was awarded only to those troops who fought in 1902, and who had served for 18 months. Service did not have to be continuous, but even with continuous service the recipient would have had to serve from December 1900 to have 18 months service before the war ended in May 1902 (and commencing before the death of Queen Victoria on 22 January 1901). Hence the majority of participants qualified for the QSA only.