The naming on a QSA consists of impressed and engraved styles. Impressed are stamped by a machine whereas engraved are named by hand. As a general rule, QSAs to officers and the cavalry are named in engraved style and QSAs to NCOs and men are impressed. This is not a hard and fast rule as some QSAs to colonial officer are names in impressed style, medals to the ASC and RE tend to be engraved and there are a variety of styles used to name medals to the RN.
QSAs are also found with corrections, later style naming and renamed and with unofficial naming.
Units - South African
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