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The Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Warrant

THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL

ELIZABETH R.

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 present shall come,

GREETING:

WHEREAS We are desirous of signifying Our appreciation of the long service and good conduct of ratings of Our Royal New Zealand Navy which has hitherto been recognised by the award of a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal of the same design as that awarded to rating of Our Royal Navy:

WE do by these presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, institute and create a new Medal.

  1. Style -
    The Medal shall be designated and styled "The Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal".
  2. Description -
    The Medal shall be of silver and circular in shape, bearing on the obverse the Uncrowned Effigy of the Sovereign and on the reverse a representation of HMS Victory surrounded by the inscription "For Long Service and Good Conduct".
  3. Ribbon -
    The Medal shall be worn from the left breast suspended from a ribbon, 32mm in width, of blue edged white.
  4. Eligibility -
    Those eligible for the Medal shall be ratings of Our Royal New Zealand Navy, serving on or after the 1st day of December 1977, whose character and conduct have been irreproachable and who are recommended by their commanding officer.
  5. Service required -
    The qualifying period requisite for the Medal shall be 15 years full-time service, or an aggregate of 15 years full- time service, in Our Royal New Zealand Navy.
  6. Clasps -
    1. A Clasp to the Medal, to be attached to the ribbon when the Medal itself is worn, may be awarded for each additional 15 years of full-time service subsequent to those for which the Medal was awarded.
    2. For each Clasp awarded a silver rosette shall be added to the ribbon when worn alone.
  7. Reckoning of service -
    1. Subject to subclause (2) of this clause, the following service may be reckoned towards the qualifying period for the award of the Medal or any Clasp thereof:
      1. Service in Our Royal New Zealand Navy or a permanent naval force of a country of the Commonwealth of which We are Queen (other than service that has been recognised by the award of a decoration or medal for long service);
      2. Where a rating has been appointed to a commission in Our Royal New Zealand Navy, the qualifying service for the Medal shall be 15 years and those 15 years shall include at least 12 years service as a rating;
      3. Where a rating who has been appointed to a commission in Our Royal New Zealand Navy has, before being so appointed, been awarded the Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, the qualifying service for the award of the Clasp shall be 15 years from the award of the Medal and those 15 years shall include at least 7 years service as a rating; Service in any force not involving full-time service, being a force that is a reserve, militia, territorial, volunteer, or auxiliary military force or other force of New Zealand or of any other country of the Commonwealth of which We are Queen, if -
        1. The reserve or militia or force is declared liable or is otherwise liable for continuous service in an emergency; and
        2. The member of the reserve or militia or force actually renders full-time service.
    2. Service before the age of 17½ years shall not be reckonable.
  8. Registration -
    The names of all those to whom the Medal is awarded shall be recorded in a register kept by the Secretary of Defence in Our Realm of New Zealand.
  9. Names of recipients -
    The names of the recipient shall be engraved or stamped on the rim of the Medal.
  10. Order of wear -
    In the official list showing the order in which Orders, Decorations, and Medals shall be worn, the Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal shall in Our Realm of New Zealand be placed immediately after Our New Zealand Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
  11. Miniatures -
    1. Reproductions of the Medal in miniature, which may be worn on certain occasions by those to whom the Medal is awarded, shall be approximately half the size of the Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
    2. A sealed pattern of the miniature Medal shall be deposited with and kept by the Secretary of Defence in Our Realm of New Zealand.
  12. Delegated powers -
    Delegated powers to make awards under the terms of this Our Warrant shall be vested in Our Defence Council in New Zealand which shall be competent to make such orders as to the award of the Medal as may be necessary from time to time in amplification of this Our Royal Warrant.
  13. Forfeiture and restoration -
    It shall be competent for Our Defence Council in New Zealand -
    1. To cancel and annul the conferment of the Medal or any Clasp thereof on any person; and
    2. Where it has cancelled or annulled the conferment of the Medal or any Clasp thereof on any person, to restore the Medal or Clasp to that person.
  14. Annulment -
    We reserve to Ourself, Our Heirs and Successors, full power of annulling, altering, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting, or dispensing with this Our Royal Warrant, or any part thereof, by a notification under Our Sign Manual.

Given at Our Court at Saint James's, this 6th day of May 1985, in the 34th Year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command,
DAVID LANGE.
Prime Minister of New Zealand.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

The Royal Warrant establishes "The Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal".

The Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was awarded to eligible members of the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy over the period 1921-1941 and thereafter to eligible members of the Royal New Zealand Navy.

A British Order in Council dated 28 October 1981 concerning the Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal makes no provision for this Medal to be awarded to members of the Royal New Zealand Navy.

The new medal (which is of design traditional awarded to ratings of the Royal New Zealand Navy) is specific to New Zealand and is to be awarded to ratings of the Royal New Zealand Navy. The conditions for the award of the new medal are similar to those for the award of the Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

Issued under the authority of the Regulations Act 1936.
Date of notification in Gazette: 16 May 1985.
This warrant is administered in the Ministry of Defence.<
WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND: Printed under the authority of the New Zealand Government by V. R. WARD,
Government Printers - 1985 26060C-85PT/XXCR

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