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

Obverse View

The Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration obverse view

About the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration

The Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration was instituted in 1985 with eligibility being backdated to 1 December 1977. It is awarded to Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNZNVR) officers who have completed fifteen years service of which twelve years must be efficient. Recipients are entitled to use the post nominal letters VRD after their name.

The medal is identical to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration instituted in 1908, and adopted by 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 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.