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

Obverse View

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

Reverse View

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

About this medal

The Royal New Zealand Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was instituted in 1985 to replace the Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal which had been in use in New Zealand from 1947. Eligibility for the New Zealand award was backdated to 1 December 1977 to include personnel who had been released since that time. It is awarded to non-commissioned RNZAF personnel who have completed 15 years' unblemished service.

Non-commissioned RNZAF personnel who completed their military service prior to 1 December 1977 required 18 years' service to be awarded the Royal Air Force 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 Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

Royal Warrant

The Royal Warrant for the Royal New Zealand Air Force 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.