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New Zealand Long Service and Good Conduct Medals - The Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

Obverse View

The Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal obverse view

Reverse View

The Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal reverse view

About this medal

The Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was instituted in 1985 to replace the Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, with eligibility being backdated to 1 December 1977. It is awarded to naval ratings up to and including the rank of Warrant Officer who have completed 15 years unblemished service.

The medal is silver and circular in shape, bearing on the obverse the Uncrowned Effigy of the Sovereign and on the reverse a representation of HMS Victory surrounded by the inscription "For Long Service and Good Conduct". The design, ribbon and eligibility criteria for this medal are based on the Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal instituted in 1831.

Non-commissioned RNZN personnel who completed their military service prior to 1 December 1977 required 15 years' service to be awarded the Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Personnel who completed their military service on or after 1 December 1977 require 15 years' unblemished service to be awarded the Royal New Zealand Navy Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

About the ribbon

The ribbon is dark blue with edges of white.

Royal Warrant

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

Medal Regulations

Administration instructions are included in the Royal Warrant.

Clasps and Bars

Clasps are awarded for each additional fifteen years unblemished service.

Order of Wear

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