Campaign: French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1793-1814
Branch of Service: British Army
Description: (obverse) Wyon profile of Queen Victoria; (reverse) a standing figure of the Queen bestowing victor's laurels on a kneeling Duke of Wellington. The simple inscription 'TO THE BRITISH ARMY' appears round the circumference, while the dates 1793-1814 are placed in the exergue.
Ribbon: Crimson edged with dark blue
Comments: This medal was authorised by a general order dated 1st June 1847 and issued in 1848, thirty-four years after the last battle it commemorates. This was confined to land actions up to the defeat of Napoleon in 1814 and the conclusion of the war with the United States.