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New Zealand Long Service and Good Conduct Medals - The Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

Obverse View

The Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal obverse view

Reverse View

The Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal reverse view

About the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

The Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was instituted in 1985 with eligibility backdated to 1 December 1977. It is awarded to ratings in the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNZNVR) for fifteen years accumulated service at least twelve of which must be efficient.

It is identical to the British award, the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, which was adopted for use in New Zealand in 1925 when the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (New Zealand) was created. The Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (New Zealand) became the RNZNVR in the late 1940s.

Royal Warrant

The Royal Warrant for the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal can be viewed here.

Medal Regulations

Because these awards are time and efficiency based, the relatively simple administration instructions were incorporated in the Royal Warrant.

Clasps and Bars

Clasps are awarded for additional periods of ten years service at least seven of which must be efficient.

Order of Wear

The position of this medal in the Wearing of Medals in New Zealand Table can be viewed here.