Whilst these medals are all superb, let us not forget just how nice a good honest medal is, that actually has a Talana or Elandslaagte clasp, attached to it, they all mean something and from my point of view are all special!
I remember feeling very satisfied when I got my first examples!
djb wrote: Yes, I suppose I could make do with any of those QSAs!
For the presentation I am preparing for the Dundee Conference, I had to use Photoshop to create this image of a QSA with Talana and Elandslaagte. While we wait to see the real thing, here is a taste of what it will look like.
I would appreciate some assistance from the Forum.
I recently acquired a QSA to a certain Trooper H.E.Smith (Imperial Light Horse - No 360) / French's Scouts and BSAP) with the following clasps - Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith, Relief of Mafeking, Transvaal.
According to Dr Biggins - Elandslaagte Publication, this fellow is mentioned but there is a note that says he is due an additional two clasps - OFS and TALANA. However, he does not appear in the Talana publication by Dr Biggins.
I have found the rolls which do indicate the above but with all the talk about rare combinations I'm still not convinced. I also note on the forum there are ineligible Talana clasps - could this person be one of these.
Many thanks in anticipation.