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The Cadet Forces Medal Regulations

THE NEW ZEALAND CADET FORCES MEDAL
REGULATIONS 1989

PURSUANT to the Royal Warrant* dated the 1st day of February 1950 instituting and creating the Cadet Forces Medal (as amended by the Royal Warrants+ dated the 8th day of January 1955, the 20th day of June 1960, the 21st day of December 1964, and the 30th day of November 1971), the Minister of Defence hereby makes the following regulations for the purposes of the Cadet Forces Medal and Clasp in relation to the cadet forces raised in New Zealand, approved by Her Majesty the Queen.

ANALYSIS

  1. Title and commencement
  2. Interpretation
  3. Power to make awards
  4. Service required for Medal
  5. Service required for Clasps
  6. Honorary rank
  7. Continuity of service
  8. Register of recipients
  9. Publication
  10. Forfeiture
  11. Restoration
  12. Revocation

REGULATIONS

  1. Title and commencement -
    1. These regulations may be cited as the New Zealand Cadet Forces Medal Regulations 1989.
    2. These regulations shall come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.
  2. Interpretation - In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, - "The Medal" means the Cadet Forces Medal instituted and created under the Royal Warrant: *S.R. 1954/10 +S.R. 1969/280; S.R. 1989/325

    "The Royal Warrant" means the Royal Warrant dated the 1st day of February 1950 instituting and creating the Medal (as amended from time to time by subsequent Royal Warrants).

  3. Power to make awards - Power to award the Medal, and Clasps to the Medal, in New Zealand shall be vested in the Minister of Defence.
  4. Service required for Medal -
    1. The period of service required for the Medal is 12 years qualifying service subsequent to the 3rd day of September 1926 (inclusive).
    2. Qualifying service shall be made up of service of one or more of the following kinds (together with such other service, if any, as may be counted under subclause 3 of this regulation):
      1. Service as a Commissioned Officer, Chief Petty Officer Instructor, or Petty Officer Instructor with the New Zealand Sea Cadet Corps or the New Zealand Navy League Sea Cadet Corps:
      2. Service as a Commissioned Officer with the New Zealand Cadet Corps:
      3. Service as a Commissioned Officer with the New Zealand Air Training Corps:
      4. Service as a Commissioned Officer with the Secondary School Cadets.
    3. Subject to subclause 4 of this regulation, service of one or more of the following kinds may be counted towards qualifying service:
      1. Service as a Commissioned Officer, Chief Petty Officer Instructor, or Petty Officer Instructor with any officially recognised cadet forces of any other Commonwealth country of which the Queen is head of State:
      2. Service which has interrupted continuous qualifying service and which consists of commissioned or other service -
        1. During hostilities in the armed forces or merchant navy of New Zealand or any other Commonwealth country; or
        2. Involving liability to regular training during peacetime in the reserve or auxiliary forces of New Zealand or any other Commonwealth country of which the Queen is head of State; or
        3. Of a compulsory full-time nature during peacetime in the armed forces of New Zealand or any other Commonwealth country of which the Queen is head of State:
      3. Service on or after the 1st day of July 1971 as a cadet aged 18 years or more in any of the cadet forces of New Zealand or in any officially recognised cadet forces of any other Commonwealth country of which the Queen is head of State.
    4. Service may not be counted towards qualifying service under subclause 3 of this regulation if it has been recognised by any similar award under the regulations of another Commonwealth country or by any alternative award for efficiency or long service.
  5. Service required for Clasps - A Clasp to the Medal may be awarded -
    1. For each additional 12 years qualifying service completed before the 1st day of July 1971; or
    2. For each additional 8 years qualifying service completed on or after the 1st day of July 1971.
  6. Honorary rank - Service in an honorary rank other than as bandmaster shall not be qualifying service.
  7. Continuity of service -
    1. Subject to subclauses 2 and 3 of this regulation, qualifying service shall be continuous.
    2. The Minister of Defence may in his or her discretion make exceptions -
      1. In the case of any break in qualifying service not exceeding 6 months; or
      2. In the case of any break not exceeding 3 years in qualifying service with the cadet forces of New Zealand where the officer or instructor -
        1. Was, although residing in New Zealand, unable to continue service because of any change in place of residence or circumstances of civilian employment; but
        2. Remained on the strength of a unit of the cadet forces or, if posted off, applied within 1 month to be reposted to a unit of the cadet forces; or
      3. In the case of any break not exceeding 3 years in qualifying service with the cadet forces of New Zealand where the officer or instructor -
        1. Was required by civilian employment to work outside New Zealand; but
        2. Remained on the strength of a unit of the cadet forces or, if posted off, applied to be reposted to a unit of the cadet forces within 1 month after resuming residence in New Zealand:
      4. In the case of any break in qualifying service not exceeding 3 years where the officer or instructor -
        1. Was immediately before the break serving with the cadet forces of another Commonwealth country of which the Queen is head of State; and
        2. Having taken up residence in New Zealand, applied within 1 month to be posted to a unit of the cadet forces of New Zealand.
    3. Additional qualifying service required for the award of a Clasp to the Medal need not be continuous.
  8. Register of recipients - A Register of those to whom the Medal or a Clasp to the Medal have been awarded in New Zealand shall be maintained by the Secretary of Defence.
  9. Publication - Notice of awards of the Medal or of a Clasp to the Medal shall be published in the Gazette.
  10. Forfeiture - If the service of any holder of the Medal or of a Clasp to the Medal is terminated for misconduct or for neglect of duty, the Medal or Clasp shall, at the discretion of the Minister of Defence, be forfeited and may be recovered by the Minister.
  11. Restoration - A Medal or Clasp forfeited under regulation 10 of these regulations may be restored at the discretion of the Minister of Defence.
  12. Revocation - The New Zealand Cadet Forces Medal Regulations 1969 S.R. 1969/281 are hereby revoked.

Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of October 1989.

R. J. TIZARD,
Minister of Defence.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, revoke and replace the New Zealand Cadet Forces Medal Regulations 1969.

The regulations are made under the Royal Warrant dated 1 February 1950, as amended by Royal Warrants dated 8 January 1955, 20 June 1960, 21 December 1964, and 30 November 1971.

The regulations make a number of minor changes of detail relating to qualifying service. More significantly, the new regulations add to the kinds of service that may be counted towards qualifying service, service as a cadet aged 18 years or more in any of the cadet forces of New Zealand or any Commonwealth country of which the Queen is head of State.

Issued under the authority of the Regulations Act 1936.
Date of notification in Gazette: 2 November 1989.
These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Defence.

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