Since this question was posed, I have been thinking of possible combinations to reduce the number of QSA.
In theory the absolute minimum number of QSAs would be 3 because of the restriction of the Relief and Defence clasps. Barton's Fusiliers would help with this as would the ILH but you would need multiple clasp medals.
djb wrote: This is probably not in the spirit of this thread
Picture courtesy of Spink
It is noted as a specimen medal so I am not sure why there are quite so many copy clasps?
The medal that is located in the Glenbow Museum is named "GIFT OF THE MASTER OF THE MINT"..... There was a large collection of medals that had all the possible bars added and again from the Mint..... They originally came from the RUSI collection is what I understand...…
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