The Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the Air Forces

Reprint
as at 15 January 1954

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

The Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the Air Forces

(SR 1954/12)

Elizabeth 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.


Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of Her other Realms and Territories, Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting!

Whereas We are desirous of encouraging skill in small arms shooting in Our Air Forces, not only on account of the need for the effective defence of airfields in war, but also because such skill has an important bearing on the standard of shooting in the air on which the air defence battle so largely depends:

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

Firstly: Style—It is ordained that the Medal shall be designated and styled The Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the Air Forces.

Secondly: Description—It is ordained that the award shall be in silver in the form of a circular Medal bearing on the obverse the Crowned Effigy of the Sovereign and on the reverse the inscription The Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the Air Forces together with a representation of Hermes throwing a javelin and mounted on a hawk in flight.

Thirdly: Ribbon—It is ordained that the Medal shall be worn on the left breast suspended from a ribbon one inch and a quarter in width of dark crimson, with at both edges 3 stripes in dark blue, light blue, and dark blue respectively, each one-eighth of an inch in width.

Fourthly: Clasps—It is ordained that every such Medal granted shall be accompanied by a Clasp to be affixed to the ribbon, and bearing the year of award inscribed thereon. Should a recipient of the award subsequently qualify for the Medal again, a Clasp only will be granted on each such occasion. When the ribbon only is worn the grant of a second or further Clasp shall be denoted by the wearing on the ribbon of a silver rose Emblem, 1 or more Emblems being worn according to the number of such additional Clasps granted.

Fifthly: Eligibility—It is ordained that 1 Medal or Clasp only shall be granted annually in each of the Air Forces of Our Commonwealth, that is to say, 1 in our Air Forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and 1 in the Air Forces of any other Members of the Commonwealth, Our Government whereof shall desire to take part in the grant of the award, under Regulations approved by Us. Our Government in each Member Country of the Commonwealth participating in the award shall decide which, if any, of our auxiliary or reserve Air Forces in the Country concerned shall, with Our Regular Air Force there, compete for the award. The Champion Shot in each Commonwealth Country, Our Government whereof shall desire to take part in the grant of the award, shall be selected under conditions laid down in the Regulations hereinafter mentioned.

Sixthly: Registration—It is ordained that the names of all those to whom the Medal is awarded shall be recorded in the manner prescribed in the Regulations hereafter mentioned.

Seventhly: Names of recipients—It is ordained that the names of recipients shall be engraved or stamped on the rim of the Medals.

Eighthly: Order of Wear—It is ordained that in the official list showing the order in which Orders, Decorations and Medals should be worn, the Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the Air Forces shall be placed immediately after the Queen's Medal (for Champion Shots in the Military Forces).

Ninthly: Miniatures—It is ordained that 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 Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the Air Forces, and a sealed pattern of the miniature Medal shall be kept in the Central Chancery of Our Orders of Knighthood.

Tenthly: Forfeiture and Restoration—It is ordained that it shall be competent for our Secretary of State for Air, or for the appropriate Minister of State in any Commonwealth Country, Our Government whereof shall desire, in relation to the Air Forces 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.

Eleventhly: Regulations—It is ordained that 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 the Secretary of State for Air or by the appropriate Minister of State in any Commonwealth country, Our Government whereof shall desire to take part in the grant of the award.

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 twelfth day of June one thousand nine hundred and fifty-three, in the Second year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command,

De L'Isle and Dudley.


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 Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the Air Forces. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the warrant as at 15 January 1954, 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)