The Air Efficiency Award

Reprint
as at 15 January 1954

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

The Air Efficiency Award

(SR 1954/14)

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 by a Warrant under Our Sign Manual dated the 17th day of August, 1942, we did institute and create a medal to be available for officers and airmen and to be designated the Air Efficiency Award, and whereas by a Warrant under Our Sign Manual dated the 27th day of December, 1946, we did revise the first-mentioned Warrant:

And Whereas We were pleased to approve regulations governing the said award, reserving to Us, Our Heirs and Successors full power of annulling, altering, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting, or dispensing with these regulations or any part thereof by a notification under Our Sign Manual:

Our Will and Pleasure is to direct that the aforesaid regulations be annulled and that the following regulations should henceforth govern the said award:

1 Description
  • The Air Efficiency Award shall be in silver and oval shaped bearing on the obverse the Effigy of the Sovereign and on the reverse the words Air Efficiency Award.

2 Clasp
  • The clasp shall be in silver, bearing on the obverse an Eagle with outstretched wings surmounted by a Crown.

3 Ribbon
  • The award shall be worn on the left breast pendent from a ribbon of one inch and a half in width which shall be in colour green with two central stripes of pale blue, one-eighth of an inch in width.

4 Miniatures
  • Reproductions in miniature, which may be worn on certain occasions by those on whom this award is conferred, shall be approximately half the size of the award and a sealed pattern of the miniature award shall be kept in the Central Chancery of Our Orders of Knighthood.

5 Eligibility (Royalty)
  • The award 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 Our Pleasure the award upon any Princes or Princesses of the blood Royal.

6 Eligibility (general)
  • The award and clasp may be conferred on officers, airmen and airwomen of any Auxiliary or Volunteer Air Force 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 so desire or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government.

7 Service required
  • The period of service requisite for the award or clasp shall be 10 years' qualifying service (as defined in the regulations hereinafter mentioned) and shall include not less than 5 years' actual service (as defined in the regulations hereinafter mentioned) in an Auxiliary or Volunteer Air Force.

8 Publication and registration
  • The names of those upon whom the award is conferred shall be published and a register of those names shall be kept in the manner prescribed in the regulations hereinafter mentioned.

9 Forfeiture and restoration
  • It shall be competent for our Air Council in regard to Our Royal Auxiliary Air Force and Our Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, or for the Governors or Officers administering the Government, as the case may be, in regard to the Auxiliary or Volunteer Air Forces of Our respective Colonies or territories under Our protection, or the appropriate Minister of State in regard to the Auxiliary or Volunteer Air Forces in any of Our Dominions, Our Government whereof shall so desire, or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government, to cancel and annul the conferment of the award or clasp on any person and also to restore a forfeited award or clasp under the conditions laid down in the regulations hereinafter mentioned.

10 Further regulations
  • The award and clasp shall be conferred under such regulations as to grant, forfeiture, restoration and other matters, in amplification of these Our regulations as may, with Our approval be issued from time to time by Our Air Council in regard to Our Royal Auxiliary Air Force and Our Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, or by the Governors or Officers administering the Government, as the case may be, in regard to the Auxiliary or Volunteer Air Forces of Our respective Colonies or territories under Our protection, or the appropriate Minister of State in regard to the Auxiliary or Volunteer Air Forces in any of Our Dominions, Our Government whereof shall so desire, or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government.

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

Given at Our Court of St. James's this 12th day of April, 1951 in the 15th year of Our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command,

A Henderson.


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 The Air Efficiency Award. 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)