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Other New Zealand Medals and Awards - The Queen’s Medal for Champion Shots of the New Zealand Naval Forces

Obverse View

The Queen’s Medal for Champion Shots of the New Zealand Naval Forces obverse view

Reverse View

The Queen’s Medal for Champion Shots of the New Zealand Naval Forces reverse view

About The Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the New Zealand Naval Forces

The Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the New Zealand Naval Forces may be awarded annually to the champion shot in the Royal New Zealand Navy. The medal is silver-plated and is circular in shape. On the obverse of the medal is the Crown Effigy of the Sovereign, and on the reverse is a representation of Neptune, grasping thunderbolts in each hand, and in the background the prow of a Roman trireme drawn by three sea horses; the whole surrounded by the inscription “Amat Victoria curam”.

The year of the award is inscribed on a clasp attached to the medal ribbon. Subsequent awards to the same person are recognised by the award of further clasps. The record number of bars awarded to one recipient is ten, awarded to Lieutenant Commander N.C.G. Peach, RNZN between 1958 and 1973. (Lieutenant Commander Peach's set of medals, including the ten bars, is featured on the front cover of Geoffrey P. Oldham and Brett Delahunt's book, Orders, Decorations and Medals Awarded to New Zealanders: An Illustrated Guide for Collectors (First edition, Auckland, 1991). A similar medal is also available to champion shots in the New Zealand Army and the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

The Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the New Zealand Naval Forces was competed for between 1958 and 1989.

About the ribbon

The ribbon consists of a one inch and a quarter in width strip of dark blue on each edge of the ribbon, a broad central stripe of red being superimposed, together with a narrow white stripe on either side of the centre red stripe.

Royal Warrant

The Royal Warrant for the Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the New Zealand Naval Forces can be viewed here.

Medal Regulations

The Regulations for the Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the New Zealand Naval Forces can be viewed here.

Clasps and Bars

A dated clasp is awarded with each medal.  Subsequent awards to the same person are recognised by the award of further clasps.

Order of Wear

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

List of Recipients (deata still being inputted as at 9 June 2017)

Year of Award Rank
Initials First Names Surname Service Number Arm (of the Navy) Repeat Awards
1955 Chief Petty Officer K.W.H.

Kenneth William Henry

SOUTHWELL

Y14420

RNZN  
1956 Lieutenant J.G. John Garfield NAYLOR   RNZNVR  
1957 Lieutenant J.G. John Garfield NAYLOR   RNZNVR 2nd
1958 Petty Officer N.C.G. Neville Cecil Genders PEACH Q11376 RNZN  
1959 Petty Officer N.C.G. Neville Cecil Genders PEACH Q11376 RNZN 2nd
1960 Petty Officer N.C.G. Neville Cecil Genders PEACH Q11376 RNZN 3rd
1961 Sub Lieutenant N.C.G. Neville Cecil Genders PEACH Q11376 RNZN 4th
1962 Sub Lieutenant N.C.G. Neville Cecil Genders PEACH Q11376 RNZN 5th
1963 Sub Lieutenant N.C.G. Neville Cecil Genders PEACH Q11376 RNZN 6th
1964 Lieutenant N.C.G. Neville Cecil Genders PEACH Q11376 RNZN 7th
1965 Lieutenant N.C.G. Neville Cecil Genders PEACH Q11376 RNZN 8th
1966 No Competition
1967 Leading Rank R.L. Raymond Llewellyn BRADER X18076 RNZN  
1968 Petty Officer C.A. Carl Armand CAIN H14037 RNZN  
1969 Lieutenant Commander F.E.J. Francis Edward John MASON F1339 RNZN  
1970 Lieutenant Commander N.C.G. Neville Cecil Genders PEACH Q11376 RNZN 9th
1971 Leading Rank R.C. Richard Clement NAWISIELSKI A18952 RNZN  
1972 Warrant Officer C.A. Carl Armand CAIN H14037 RNZN 2nd
1973 Lieutenant Commander N.C.G. Neville Cecil Genders PEACH Q11376 RNZN 10th
1974 Petty Officer R.C. Richard Clement NAWISIELSKI A18952 RNZN 2nd
1975 Chief Petty Officer J.L. John Leonard CARTER T15657 RNZN  
1976 Lieutenant Commander R.L. Richard Lea CLOUGH S15817 RNZN  
1977 Petty Officer R.C.W. Richard Charles Wade MARSHALL B17826 RNZN  
1978 Lieutenant Commander L.P. Lawrence Paul MASON L14017 RNZN  
1979 Commander L.P. Lawrence Paul MASON L14017 RNZN 2nd
1980 Chief Petty Officer G.F. Graham Francis SMEATON B20103 RNZN  
1981 No Competition
1982 Chief Petty Officer J.L. Richard Clement NAWISIELSKI A18952 RNZN 3rd
1983 Petty Officer D.W. David William TONKIN H21742 RNZN  
1984 Warrant Officer R.J. Robyn Joseph HUDSON L16892 RNZN  
1985 Sub Lieutenant P.J. Peter John GIBSON W104486 RNZNVR  
1986 Petty Officer D.W. David William TONKIN H21742 RNZN 2nd
1987 Sub Lieutenant P.J. Peter John GIBSON W104486 RNZNVR 2nd
1988 Warrant Officer R.J. Robyn Joseph HUDSON L16892
RNZN 2nd
1989 Chief Petty Officer D.W. David William TONKIN H21742 RNZN 3rd