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

Obverse View

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

Reverse View

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

About The Queen’s Medal for Champion Shots of the New Zealand Air Forces

The Queen’s Medal for Champion Shots of the New Zealand Air Forces may be awarded annually to the champion shot in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. The medal is silver-plated and is circular in shape. On the obverse of the medal is the Crowned Effigy of the Sovereign, and on the reverse is the inscription “The Queen’s Medal for Champion Shots of the Air Forces” together with a representation of Hermes throwing a javelin and mounted on a hawk in flight.

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. A similar medal is also available to champion shots in the Royal New Zealand Navy and the New Zealand Army. The record number of clasps awarded for any of these three medals to the same recipient is ten, awarded to Lieutenant Commander N.C.G. Peach, RNZN between 1958 and 1973.

About the ribbon

The ribbon consists of a one inch and a quarter in width strip of dark crimson in the centre of the ribbon, with at both edges three stripes in dark blue, light blue, and dark blue respectively, each one-eighth of an inch in width.

Royal Warrant

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

Medal Regulations

The Regulations for the Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the New Zealand Air 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.