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The New Zealand General Service Medal Royal Warrant




ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these Presents shall come,


WHEREAS by a Warrant under Our Sign Manual dated the Seventh day of May, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety-Two


We were pleased to institute and create a Medal designated "The New Zealand General Service Medal" and did make, ordain and establish rules and ordinances for the governance of the same, reserving to Ourself, Our Heirs and Successors, full power of annulling, altering, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting or dispensing with the rules and ordinances, or any part thereof, by a notification under Our Sign Manual:

AND WHEREAS We deem it expedient that the said Warrant should be amended to extend the eligibility for the Medal to include persons who are not members of Our New Zealand Defence Force but who have served as members of the Armed Forces of New Zealand prior to the said Seventh day of May, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety-Two:

NOW THEREFORE, We, by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, are graciously pleased to ordain that Our Warrant shall be altered by inserting, after clause 4, the following clause:

4A. Eligibility—The following persons are eligible for the Medal for services rendered during both warlike and non-warlike (peacekeeping) operations—

  1. Members of the New Zealand Defence Force and other civilian persons:
  2. Persons who were at any time members of the Armed Forces, within the meaning of the Defence Act 1971:
  3. Persons who were at any time members of—
    1. The New Zealand Naval Forces, within the meaning of the Navy Act 1954; or
    2. The New Zealand Army, within the meaning of the New Zealand Army Act 1950; or
    3. The Royal New Zealand Air Force, within the meaning of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Act 1950.

And it is Our Will and Pleasure that these amendments shall be taken and received as part and parcel of the Warrant for the said Medal and shall henceforth be inviolably observed and kept.

GIVEN at Our Court at Saint James's this Fourth day of August 1997 in the 46th Year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command,

JIM BOLGER, Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.
Date of notification in Gazette: 7 August 1997.
This warrant is administered in the Ministry of Defence.

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