Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954

Reprint
as at 23 March 1966

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954

(SR 1954/15)

Approved:

Elizabeth R


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.

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 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 Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 23 March 1966, 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)
  • Air Efficiency Award Regulations 1954, Amendment No 2 (SR 1966/95)

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