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

Obverse View

The Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve Decoration obverse view

About this decoration

This decoration was instituted in 1985 with eligibility being backdated to 1 December 1977. It is awarded to Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve officers who have completed fifteen years service at least twelve of which must be efficient. The medal is identical to the Royal Naval Reserve Decoration instituted in 1908 and adopted by the Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve in 1925. Recipients are entitled to use the post nominal letters RD after their name.

Royal Warrant

The Royal Warrant for the Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve Officers Decoration can be viewed here.

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 each additional ten years service at least seven of which must be efficient.

Order of Wear

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