I'm not sure what it is but there is something very appealing about medals to the Natal Rifle Associations. Perhaps because they were few in number. Of the many Rifle Associations in Natal, 16 were issued with medals.
For example, there was a Rifle Association in Newcastle. Their medals appear to have issued off the Newcastle Town Guard roll.
The default issue was QSA (0).
Estimates of the medals issued are best guesses based on the information on the rolls. The number represents the medals issues to the unit and include medals returned to the Mint. This analysis will be the subject of a later post.
Are these absolute numbers David? In other words net of any returned to the Mint.
Although not a specific focus of mine I have acquired several over the years including one to the Camperdown RA, Highlands RA (with previous service in Murray's Horse as pointed out by Brett) and the Nottingham Road RA.
All have proven to be highly researchable which is a bonus in any language.