The Ashantee Medal 1873-74 to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines by Nick Tucker
Nick Tucker is well-known to OMRS members for his Journal articles and award-winning Convention displays about his collecting theme of medals awarded to recipients sharing his surname. It was a 2014 display
that led to the Society asking him if he would turn his remarkable piece of research for the Convention into a book. Tucker had compiled a complete roll of the 4,735 medals and 736 clasps awarded to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines for the Ashantee campaign of 1873-74 and this is now being published by the OMRS. It includes a short history of the campaign, a chapter on the design and production of the medal, a ship-by-ship roll of recipients, a table of medals awarded by rank and ship and many illustrations. It is an essential reference book for those interested in the Royal Navy or in 19th century African campaigns.
Published September 2016. 155mm x 234mm, case bound with colour jacket, 604 pages, numerous black and white illustrations, and colour plates, ISBN 978-0-9568266-8-8