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Foreign Campaign Medals Awarded to New Zealanders - The Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal

Obverse View

The Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal obverse view

Reverse View

The Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal reverse view

About the Medalha Solidariedade de Timor-Leste (Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal)

The Medalha Solidariedade de Timor-Leste (Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal) was created in 2008 to recognise peacekeeping service in Timor-Leste since the violence that broke out in Timor-Leste in April and May 2006.  The New Zealand Governor-General approved the wearing of the Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal by eligible New Zealand Defence Force and New Zealand Police personnel.

Qualifying service for the Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal started on 1 May 2006 and ended on 31 December 2012. 

The normal length of qualifying service for this medal is 180 days.  However, nominations from National Authorities for those who served for between 120 and 179 days were also considered on a case-by-case basis by the President of the Republic of Timor-Leste.

More than 1100 NZDF personnel and over 170 New Zealand Police personnel have been awarded the Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal.

Medal Regulations

The Regulations for the Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal can be viewed here.

Clasps and Bars

There are no clasps or bars 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 Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal

Applications for the Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal

Eligible NZDF personnel who have not yet received their Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal should contact the Medals Office via our electronic contact form for enquiries about medals eligibility, issuing or replacement of medals.

Other Campaign Medals awarded to New Zealanders for service in Timor-Leste since 28 April 2006

The New Zealand General Service Medal 2002 (Timor-Leste)

The United Nations Medal for the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)

Note: The UNMIT Medal is only awarded to those who have been posted to UNMIT. Most of the New Zealand recipients of the UNMIT Medal have been New Zealand Police personnel.

The New Zealand Operational Service Medal

Campaign Medals awarded to New Zealanders for service in East Timor / Timor-Leste between 1999 and 27 April 2006