Category Archives: Medals

Long Service Medals

I am not sure if you are aware but there has been a review undertaken with regard the Long Service and Good Conduct Medals across the three services, Police, Fire, Prison and Customs.  This review has been completed and they … Continue reading

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South East Asia Medal or Not!

13 March 2014 Minister of Defence media statement The Government agrees with the Medallic Recognition Joint Working Group’s report that military personnel who served in South-East Asia have been appropriately recognised and additional medallic recognition is not justified. “I know … Continue reading

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Defence Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM)

The Chief of Defence Force announced the introduction of a new medal the Defence Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM). The Defence Meritorious Service Medal will recognise outstanding service across the whole of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). It can be … Continue reading

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Update on the South-East Asia 1950-2011 Review

The Medallic Recognition Joint Working Group has completed its additional archival research on naval service from 1950 to the 1970s. One of the positive outcomes of the extra research has been the location of some of the instructions given to … Continue reading

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NZ Defence Service Medal

The Navy is concerned that many former sailors eligible for the Defence Service Medal may not be aware of their entitlement. The New Zealand Defence Service Medal was instituted in April 2011 to recognise attested military service since 3 September … Continue reading

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South East Asia Medal – Update

30 May 2013 The Medallic Recognition Joint Working Group has nearly finished its archival research. This has been a challenging review because of its extensive scope. Research on the range of issues and questions raised has required far more time … Continue reading

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UPDATE ON THE SOUTH-EAST ASIA 1950-2011 REVIEW – 4 March 2013

The Medallic Recognition Joint Working Group received 68 submissions on service in South-East Asia. After considering the submissions, the Joint Working Group submitted an interim report to the Minister of Defence in November 2011. The Joint Working Group is currently … Continue reading

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