Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954

  • revoked
  • Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954: revoked, on 2 October 2020, by regulation 17(a) of the New Zealand Defence Force Long Service Awards Regulations 2020 (LI 2020/238).

Reprint as at 2 October 2020

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Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954

(SR 1954/15)

Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954: revoked, on 2 October 2020, by regulation 17(a) of the New Zealand Defence Force Long Service Awards Regulations 2020 (LI 2020/238).

Approved:

Elizabeth R

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Defence.

Pursuant to the Royal Warrant (Statutory Regulations 1954, Serial number 1954/14, page 41) dated 17 August 1942 (as amended by Royal Warrants dated 27 December 1946 and 12 April 1951) instituting and creating the Air Efficiency Award, and subject to Her Majesty’s approval, the Minister of Defence hereby makes the following regulations for the purposes of the Air Efficiency Award in relation to the Territorial Air Force and the Air Force Reserve of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Regulations

1

These regulations may be cited as the Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954.

Eligibility

2

Officers and airmen of the Territorial Air Force and the Air Force Reserve shall be eligible for the Air Efficiency Award (and clasp) provided that they have qualified by service calculated under the terms of regulation 3 and that they have completed the required periods of training and are certified by the responsible Air Force authorities as efficient and in every way deserving of the award.

Service required

Heading: replaced, on 23 March 1966, pursuant to regulation 2(1) of the Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954, Amendment No 2 (SR 1966/95).

3

The period of service requisite for the award shall be 10 years’ qualifying service (as defined in regulation 4).

Regulation 3: replaced, on 23 March 1966, by regulation 2(1) of the Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954, Amendment No 2 (SR 1966/95).

Qualifying service

4

Qualifying service shall be—

(a)

service which commenced before 3 September 1939:

(i)

service in a flying duties category in the Territorial Air Force or the Air Force Reserve shall ordinarily count as time and a half, but embodied or mobilized service in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the Royal Air Force, or any other Commonwealth Air Force in such category during the Second World War between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945 shall count as treble time:

(ii)

service (other than in a flying duties category) in the Territorial Air Force or the Air Force Reserve shall ordinarily count as single time, but embodied or mobilized service in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the Royal Air Force, or any other Commonwealth Air Force during the Second World War between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945 shall count as double time:

(b)

service which commenced after 1 December 1948:

(i)

service in a flying duties category in the Territorial Air Force or the Air Force Reserve shall count as time and a half:

(ii)

service (other than in a flying duties category) in the Territorial Air Force or the Air Force Reserve shall count as single time:

(c)

other reckonable service—

(i)

except as provided in paragraph (a), embodied or mobilized service in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the Royal Air Force, or any other Commonwealth Air Force during the Second World War between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945 shall count as single time:

(ii)

service in the First World War in a regular force shall count as single time:

(iii)

service in the First World War in a non-regular force shall count as double time, provided it can be counted for the efficiency award of the force in question:

(iv)

service in non-regular forces other than those described in paragraph (a) by personnel of the Territorial Air Force and Air Force Reserve on an engagement which commenced before 3 September 1939 shall count as single time or to such less extent as it would have counted towards the efficiency award of the force in question.

Service already reckoned

5

No period of service for which an efficiency decoration or medal or a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal has already been awarded shall reckon as qualifying service for the Air Efficiency Award.

Service without training liability

6

Service in the Territorial Air Force or the Air Force Reserve involving a liability for service only and no liability for training in peacetime shall not reckon as qualifying or actual service for the Air Efficiency Award.

Actual service[Revoked]

Heading: revoked, on 23 March 1966, pursuant to regulation 2(2) of the Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954, Amendment No 2 (SR 1966/95).

7
[Revoked]

Regulation 7: revoked, on 23 March 1966, by regulation 2(2) of the Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954, Amendment No 2 (SR 1966/95).

Honorary rank

8

Service in an honorary rank shall not be qualifying service.

Continuity of service

9

(1)

Qualifying service must be continuous, except that a period of service during the Second World War shall be allowed to reckon towards the period of qualifying service, provided the break in service prior to joining or rejoining the Territorial Air Force or the Active Reserve is not more than 12 months from 1 December 1948 or 12 months from the last day of release leave, whichever is the later.

(2)

A break between 2 periods of qualifying service, as defined in regulation 4, after the Second World War shall not be regarded as breaking the continuity of qualifying service if the break is due to circumstances outside the control of the officer or airman and does not exceed 6 months.

Regulation 9(2): inserted, on 17 September 1963, by regulation 2 of the Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954, Amendment No 1 (SR 1963/165).

Registration

10

A register of those on whom the Air Efficiency Award has been conferred shall be maintained at the Air Department.

Power to make awards

11

Power to make awards under the Royal Warrant in New Zealand shall be vested in the Minister of Defence.

Forfeiture

12

Forfeiture by an officer or airman of the Air Efficiency Award or clasp shall be determined by the same conditions as laid down for the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

Regulation 12: amended, on 17 September 1963, by regulation 3 of the Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954, Amendment No 1 (SR 1963/165).

Restoration

13

An Air Efficiency Award or clasp which has been forfeited may be restored at the discretion of the Air Board.

Regulation 13: amended, on 17 September 1963, by regulation 4 of the Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954, Amendment No 1 (SR 1963/165).

Clasp

14

(1)

Officers and airmen of the Territorial Air Force or the Air Force Reserve who, subsequent to the award of the medal, complete a further 10 years’ qualifying service as defined and computed in accordance with regulation 3 may be awarded a clasp to the medal.

(2)

A further clasp may be awarded on the completion of each additional 10 years’ qualifying service, as defined and computed in accordance with regulation 3.

Regulation 14(2): inserted, on 17 September 1963, by regulation 5 of the Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954, Amendment No 1 (SR 1963/165).

Dated at Wellington, this 13th day of January 1954.

T L MacDonald,
Minister of Defence.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 14 January 1954.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

New Zealand Defence Force Long Service Awards Regulations 2020 (LI 2020/238): regulation 17(a)

Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954, Amendment No 2 (SR 1966/95)

Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954, Amendment No 1 (SR 1963/165)