The Cadet Forces Medal

Reprint
as at 30 November 1971

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

The Cadet Forces Medal

(SR 1954/10)

George R

Royal Warrant


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.


George the Sixth, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting!

Whereas We are desirous of honouring those who have rendered long and meritorious service as Officers, Chief Petty Officer Instructors, Petty Officer Instructors, and adult Warrant Officers in or with the Services Cadets:

We do by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors institute and create a new M edal and we do hereby direct that it shall be governed by the following rules and ordinances.

First: Style.—The Medal shall be designated and styled The Cadet Forces Medal.

Secondly: Description.—The award shall be in cupro-nickel in the form of a circular Medal bearing on the obverse the Crowned Effigy of the Sovereign and on the reverse the inscription The Cadet Forces Medal, and a representation of a torch. The name of the recipient shall be stamped on the rim of the Medal.

Thirdly: Ribbon.—The Medal shall be worn on the left breast suspended from a ribbon one and a quarter inches in width which shall be in colour green with yellow edges, narrow stripes of dark blue, red and light blue being superimposed. The ribbon shall be worn with the dark blue stripe further from the left shoulder than the stripe of light blue.

Fourthly: Eligibility (Royalty).—The medal may be worn by Us, Our Heirs and Successors, Kings and Queens Regnant of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and it shall be competent for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, to confer at Pleasure the award upon any Princes or Princesses of the Blood Royal.

Fifthly: Eligibility (general).—Those eligible for the Medal shall be persons granted Commissions by Ourself, Our Heirs or Successors, or by Our Defence Council or by Our Lieutenants of Counties, in our Reserve or Auxiliary or Volunteer Forces, and persons given appointments by Our Defence Council in these Forces, and persons given appointments prior to 1 February 1942 as Officers by the Navy League or the Air League of the British Empire, for service in Units of or with Services Cadets, who have so served with such Commissions or appointments on or after 3 September 1939, and Chief Petty Officer Instructors, Petty Officer Instructors, and adult Warrant Officers of Services Cadets who were serving as such on or after 3 September 1939, such Services Cadets having been raised in Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, any of Our Colonies or a territory under Our protection; or within any other part of Our Dominions Our Government whereof shall desire to take part in the grant of the award, under Regulations approved by Us, or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government.

Sixthly: Service required.—The period of service requisite for the award shall be 12 years qualifying service subsequent to 3 September 1926 inclusive, as defined in the regulations hereinafter mentioned, qualifying service during the Second World War, in the period 3 September 1939 to 2 September 1945, being reckoned two-fold except where otherwise provided at a lower rate in the Regulations hereinafter mentioned. Service which has been, or may be, reckoned as qualifying service for the Efficiency Decoration or the Efficiency Medal or the Clasps thereto or service which has been recognized by the award of any other alternative Efficiency or Long Service Award may not be reckoned towards the award of the Medal.

Seventhly: Continuity.—Qualifying service shall be continuous, exception only being made to this rule in the manner prescribed in the Regulations hereinafter mentioned.

Eighthly: Qualifying service terminated by disability.—It shall be competent for Our Secretary of State for Defence, or for the Governors or Officers administering the Government, as the case may be, of Our respective Colonies or territories under Our protection, or the appropriate Ministers of State in any of Our Dominions, Our Government whereof shall so desire, or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government, in relation to the Services Cadets within their respective jurisdiction, to approve the special award of this Medal where qualifying service has been terminated by disability of a permanent nature directly attributable to qualifying service during the period 3 September 1939 to 2 September 1945, before the completion of the required period of qualifying service, provided that in such cases the individual has completed qualifying service which under the terms of this, Our Warrant, may be reckoned as 11 years.

Ninthly: Clasp.—A Clasp to the Medal, to be attached to the ribbon when the Medal itself is worn, and in cupro-nickel, may be awarded on the completion of each additional 12 years of qualifying service or on or after 1 July 1971, on completion of each additional 8 years, not necessarily continuous, qualifying service, after the end of the qualifying period for the grant of the Medal. A cupro-nickel rose Emblem denoting the award of each Clasp shall be worn on the ribbon when the ribbon only is worn.

Tenthly: Certificate of efficiency.—No person shall be recommended for the Medal or Clasp unless, having completed the qualifying period of service, it is certified that he is, or was when he last served, efficient and in every way deserving of the award.

Eleventhly: Registration.—The names of all those to whom the Medal or Clasp is awarded shall be recorded in the manner prescribed in the Regulations hereinafter mentioned.

Twelfthly: Order of wear.—In the official list showing the order in which Orders, Decorations and Medals are worn the Cadet Forces Medal shall be placed after the Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the Air Forces and before the Coast Life Saving Corps Long Service Medal.

Thirteenthly: Miniatures.—Reproductions of the Medal, known as miniature Medals, which may be worn on certain occasions by those to whom the Medal is awarded, shall be approximately half the size of the Cadet Forces Medal, and a sealed pattern of the miniature Medal shall be kept in the Central Chancery of Our Orders of Knighthood.

Fourteenthly: Forfeiture and Restoration.—It shall be competent for Our Secretary of State for Defence, or for the Governors or Officers administering the Government, as the case may be, of Our respective Colonies or territories under Our protection, or for the appropriate Ministers of State in any of Our Dominions, Our Government whereof shall so desire, or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government, in relation to the Services Cadets within their respective jurisdiction, to cancel and annul the conferment of the Medal or Clasp on any person, under the conditions laid down in the Regulations hereinafter mentioned, and also to restore a forfeited award under those Regulations.

Fifteenthly: Regulations.—The award shall be conferred under such Regulations as to grant, forfeiture, restoration and other matters, in amplification of this Our Warrant, as may with Our approval be issued from time to time by Our Secretary of State for Defence, after agreement has been reached between this Minister and Our Prime Minister, or subject to the agreement of the aforesaid Ministers, by the Governors or Officers administering the Government, as the case may be, of Our respective Colonies or territories under Our protection, in relation to the Services Cadets within their respective jurisdiction, or by the appropriate Minister of State in any of Our Dominions, Our Government whereof shall so desire, or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government.

Lastly: Annulment, etc, of rules and ordinances.—We reserve to Ourself, Our Heirs and Successors, full power of annulling, altering, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting, or dispensing with these rules and ordinances, or any part thereof, by a notification under Our Sign Manual.

Given at Our Court at St. James's, this first day of February, one thousand nine hundred and fifty, in the fourteenth year of Our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command,

C R Atlee.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 14 January 1954.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of The Cadet Forces Medal. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the warrant as at 30 November 1971, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)