The Military General Service Medal was authorised by a general order in 1847 and was issued in 1848, thirty-four years after the last battle it commemorates. The medal was confined to land actions up to the defeat of Napoleon in 1814.
Obverse - Profile of Queen Victoria. Reverse - The standing figure of the Queen bestowing victor's laurels on a kneeling Duke opf Wellington.
This Military General Service Medal is made from lead-free pewter. It is supplied on a crimson and blue ribbon attached to a colourful card with an image of troops storming The Citadel at Badajoz on the front and historical information on the reverse.