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New Zealand General Service Medal (Rwanda) Regulations

New Zealand General Service Medal (Rwanda) Regulations 2002

Elizabeth R

Pursuant to the Royal Warrant (SR 1992/101) dated 7 May 1992 (as altered by the Royal Warrant (SR 1997/153) dated 4 August 1997) instituting and creating the New Zealand General Service Medal, Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to make the following regulations.

Contents

  1. Title
  2. Commencement
  3. Rwanda
  4. Operational Area
  5. Qualifications for award
  6. Delegation

Regulations

  1. Title
    These regulations are the New Zealand General Service Medal (Rwanda) Regulations 2002.
  2. Commencement
    These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.
  3. Rwanda
    1. The award of the New Zealand General Service Medal in bronze with the Clasp "RWANDA" in bronze is approved.
    2. The Medal and the Clasp are awarded subject to the Royal Warrant and to regulation 5.
  4. Operational Area
    In these regulations, operational area means the political boundaries and airspace of Rwanda, Uganda, and Zaire.
  5. Qualifications for award
    A member of the New Zealand Defence Force, or a civilian person who has been posted to, has been attached to, or has worked alongside a New Zealand Government contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' mission to Rwanda between 1 August and 17 September 1994 qualifies for the award of the Medal and the Clasp if that member or civilian person---
    1. had service of 30 days or more, continuous or aggregated, in the operational area; or
    2. had his or her period of service in the operational area terminated before the completion of the qualifying time required by paragraph (a) due to death or evacuation owing to the wounds or other disability caused by that service; or
    3. did not complete the qualifying time required by paragraph (a), but was given a royal honour for gallantry or bravery in the operational area; or
    4. had his or her period of service in the operational area terminated before completing the qualifying time required by paragraph (a) due to the withdrawal of the New Zealand Defence Force from the operational area at the request of the New Zealand Government and the award has been approved by the Chief of Defence Force; or
    5. had his or her period of service in the operational area terminated before completing the qualifying time required by paragraph (a) at the request of the Chief of Defence Force for service reasons (not personal or compassionate) and the award has been approved by the Chief of Defence Force.
  6. Delegation
    Under 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 authorised to award the New Zealand General Service Medal with the Clasp "RWANDA" to any member of the New Zealand Defence Force who qualifies for the award of that Medal with the Clasp "RWANDA".

Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of July 2002.

Mark Burton, Minister of Defence.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989. Date of notification in Gazette: 1 August 2002. These regulations are administered in the New Zealand Defence Force.

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