Baltic Medal


Baltic Medal

Infobox Military Award
name= Baltic Medal


caption= Obverse (top left) and reverse (top right) of the medal. Ribbon: 32mm, yellow with light blue edges.
awarded_by= United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
type= Campaign medal
eligibility= Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Sappers and Miners.
for= Campaign service.
campaign= Baltic Sea 1854-55.
description= Silver disk, 36mm diameter.
clasps= None authorised.
established= 1856
total=


caption2=

__NOTOC__The Baltic Medal was a campaign medal approved in 1856, for issue to officers and men of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and Royal Sappers and Miners who served in Baltic Sea operations against Russia. The medal primarily covered naval actions but it was also awarded to 100 men or the Royal Sappers and Miners for their work in the demolition of Russian fortifications at Bomarsund and Svealborg [Medals Year Book, p130] .

Clasps

None authorised

Notes

Bibliography

* Mackay, J and Mussel, J (eds) - "Medals Yearbook - 2006", (2005), Token Publishing.
* Joslin, Litherland, and Simpkin (eds), "British Battles and Medals", (1988), Spink


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