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The New Zealand General Service Medal (Kuwait) Regulations 1992

S.R. 1992/103



Pursuant to the Royal Warrant [S.R. 1992/101] dated the 7th day of May 1992 instituting and creating the New Zealand General Service Medal, Her Majesty The Queen has been graciously pleased to make the following regulations.


  1. Title and commencement -
    1. These regulations may be cited as the New Zealand General Service Medal (Kuwait) Regulations 1992.
    2. These regulations shall come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.
  2. KUWAIT -
    1. The award of the New Zealand General Service Medal in silver with the clasp "KUWAIT" in silver is hereby approved.
    2. The Medal and the clasp shall be awarded, subject to the Royal Warrant and to regulation 3 of these regulations.
  3. Qualifying service -
    1. A person qualifies for the award of the Medal and clasp who -
      1. Has had, in the period commencing on the 18th day of December 1990 and ending with the 12th day of March 1991, service of one day or more in the operational area on the posted strength of -
        1. The 1st New Zealand Army Medical Team; or
        2. The 40 Squadron Detachment Multi-National Force; or
        3. The New Zealand Defence Force Medical Contingent:
      2. Has had, in the operational area, in his or her capacity as a member of the New Zealand Defence Force, service of 30 days or more, whether continuous or aggregated, for official visits, inspections, or other occurrences of a temporary nature on duty.
  4. Operational area - The operational area means -
    1. Those land areas comprising Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain, and any other Middle Eastern countries where members of the New Zealand Defence Force are deployed on active service:
    2. Those sea areas and the islands encompassed therein of the Gulf of Suez, the Gulf of Aqaba, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, the North Arabian Sea and bounded to the south and east by an arc joining the following points:

      20 30 N 70 40 E

    14 30 N 67 35 E

    8 30 N 60 00 E

    6 20 N 53 52 E

    5 48 N 49 02 E.

  5. Delegation - Pursuant to clause 11 (2) of the Royal Warrant, the Chief of Defence Force or a Chief of Staff acting for the Chief of Defence Force is hereby authorised to award the New Zealand General Service Medal with the clasp "KUWAIT" to any member of the New Zealand Defence Force who is qualified for the award of that Medal with the clasp "KUWAIT".

Dated at Wellington this 8th day of May 1992.

Minister of Defence.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.
Date of notification in Gazette: 14 May 1992.
These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Defence.

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