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Foreign Campaign Medals Awarded to New Zealanders - The International Force East Timor Medal

Obverse View

The International Force East Timor Medal obverse view

Reverse View

The International Force East Timor Medal reverse view

About the International Force East Timor (INTERFET) Medal

This Australian medal was instituted in 2000 by Her Majesty The Queen for award to personnel who served in the Australian led International Force East Timor (INTERFET) in 1999 - 2000. The medal was also offered to New Zealand military personnel who served with INTERFET.  In February 2002, the New Zealand Government approved the unrestricted acceptance and wear of the INTERFET Medal by eligible New Zealand personnel.

Medal Regulations

The (Australian) Regulations for the INTERFET Medal can be viewed here. Note that the eligibility dates for New Zealand personnel are from 20 September 1999 to 22 February 2000, slightly different from those applying to Australian military personnel.

Clasps and Bars

No clasps or bars were issued for this medal.

Order of Wear

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

Media Statements concerning the INTERFET Medal

Media Statements concerning other medals recognising service by New Zealanders in East Timor