Medals

The King presented medals to the flag-officers and captains after Trafalgar, but not the other ranks.

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 Flag-Officers Medal (obverse)

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 Captains Medel (reverse)
 

The ribbon for both medals was broad white with blue edges, the flag offices medal was worn round the neck and the captains was fastened to the third or forth buttonhole on the left side of the coat.

Later Mr Matthew Boulton of the Soho Mint, Birmingham designed and issued a medal to the survivers of Trafalgar. It was issued in gold to flag-offices, silver to captains and lieutenants and in bronze or white metal to the junior offices and men.

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 Boultons Medal (obverse)

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 Boultons Medal (reverse)
 

Queen Victoria on the 1st June 1847 presented of silver medal to all seamen who fought in actions between 1793 and 1840, this included Trafalgar. This was known as the Naval General Service Medal

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 Naval General Service Medal (obverse)

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 Naval General Service Medal (obverse)
 

Taken from The Trafalgar Roll by Colonel Robert Holden Mackenzie

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