Efficiency Medal Regulations 1966

Reprint
as at 1 April 1966

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Efficiency Medal Regulations 1966

(SR 1966/34)


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 divers Royal Warrants (SR 1954/8) dated respectively 23 September 1930, 1 February 1940, 26 August 1944, 4 April 1946, and 10 May 1946 relating to the instituting and creating of the Efficiency Medal, the Minister of Defence hereby makes the following regulations for the purposes of the Efficiency Medal in relation to warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers of the New Zealand Territorial Force, approved by Her Majesty the Queen.

Regulations

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  • These regulations may be cited as the Efficiency Medal Regulations 1966.

Purpose

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  • The Efficiency Medal and clasps are rewards for long and meritorious service by warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers in the Territorial Army of Great Britain or other auxiliary forces of the Commonwealth, and, in New Zealand, are conferred only on warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers of the New Zealand Territorial Force (hereinafter referred to as the Territorial Force) who have performed the requisite qualifying service under these regulations:

    provided that prior service in the auxiliary forces of any other part of the Commonwealth, duly certified, shall count towards the requisite qualifying service as hereinafter appearing.

Subsidiary title

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  • A subsidiary title to denote the force in which the recipient was serving at the time he qualified for the award is inscribed on the mount of the medal, those medals awarded to the aforesaid personnel of the Territorial Force being so inscribed with the title New Zealand.

Interpretation

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  • In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    auxiliary forces of the Commonwealth means the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve, the New Zealand Territorial Force, and the New Zealand Territorial Air Force; the Territorial Army, the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, and the Royal Auxiliary Air Force in the United Kingdom, and other similar forces of any other part of the Commonwealth

    Commonwealth means the Commonwealth of Nations; and includes every territory for whose international relations the government of any country of the Commonwealth is or has been responsible.

Eligibility

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  • The medal is granted to warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers of the Territorial Force who, on or after 23 September 1931, completed 12 years' continuous efficient service, including attendance at a minimum of 10 annual training camps, and who are recommended for the award by their Commanding Officer:

    provided that service during the period from 3 September 1939 to 1 March 1950 (inclusive) need not have been continuous.

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  • The undermentioned periods, though not counting as qualifying service for the award of the medal, shall not be considered as a break in the 12 years' continuous qualifying service for the medal:

    • (a) periods of not more than 12 months between service in auxiliary forces in different parts of the Commonwealth:

    • (b) intervals of not more than 6 months between periods of service in the Territorial Force or other authorised auxiliary forces in New Zealand, where the interval is not due to the fault of the individual:

    • (c) service in any of the Regular forces of New Zealand or of any other part of the Commonwealth, or in the Reserve of any such forces, whether or not it is taken into account as single qualifying service under regulation 8(b):

    • (d) intervals between service in the Regular forces of New Zealand, the New Zealand Territorial Force, the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, the New Zealand Temporary Staff, the National Military Reserve, or the New Zealand Home Guard during the period from 3 September 1939 to 1 March 1950 (inclusive):

    • (e) intervals of not more than 6 months between service in that part of the New Zealand Army known as Kayforce and the Territorial Force or other authorised auxiliary forces in New Zealand:

    • (f) service in the Territorial Reserve:

    • (g) periods of leave of absence from active duties with unit granted under Army Orders:

    • (h) periods of desertion or absence without leave of warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, or soldiers of the Territorial Force during any period of full-time service or any period of training:

      provided that they continue to serve after the offence has been dealt with:

    • (i) periods of detention or imprisonment during annual training or any period of full-time service.

Double qualifying service

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  • (1) Warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers serving in the Territorial Force, or Class I or II of the National Military Reserve on 2 September 1939 who were mobilised or enlisted for full-time service in the Territorial Force, the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, the New Zealand Temporary Staff, the National Military Reserve, or the New Zealand Home Guard may reckon such service (including commissioned service) as double qualifying service from the date on which they commenced full-time duty until the date on which they ceased full-time duty (including any leave due on the expiry thereof) or were appointed to the Regular Force, whichever date is the earlier.

    (2) No such service as aforesaid subsequent to 1 April 1949 shall be counted as double qualifying service.

    (3) Service in West Africa before 3 September 1939 shall, if properly certified, count as double qualifying service, but any period spent on leave therefrom shall count only as single qualifying service.

Single qualifying service

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  • The following service (not being service that has been previously counted as qualifying service for any Long Service, Good Conduct, or Efficiency Medal or Clasp) shall be taken into account as single qualifying service:

    • (a) service in an authorised auxiliary force of the Commonwealth, including, in New Zealand, the Territorial Force or Class I or II of the National Military Reserve, in which training in peacetime is a prescribed condition of service:

      provided that the service has been efficient according to the regulations of the force in which it was rendered:

    • (b) service in the Royal New Zealand Navy, the New Zealand Regular Force, the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, the New Zealand Temporary Staff, or the Royal New Zealand Air Force during the period from 3 September 1939 to 1 March 1950 inclusive:

      provided that the individual concerned enlisted in the Territorial Force before the latter date:

    • (c) service, other than Regular Force service, in that part of the New Zealand Army known as Kayforce during the period from 29 August 1950 to 31 August 1957 (inclusive):

      provided that the individual concerned was serving in the Territorial Force immediately prior to enlistment with Kayforce or, having served with Kayforce, was subsequently enlisted in the Territorial Force.

Training equivalent

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  • (1) Personnel who enlisted in the Territorial Force on or after 3 September 1939 may count a period of full-time continuous service of not less than 2 months in any 1 calendar year as the training for that year, but, except as provided in subclause (2), not more than 1 such period may be counted in any 1 calendar year.

    (2) Personnel who are entitled to count full-time service twofold under regulation 7 may count a period of 2 months of that service as the equivalent of 2 annual trainings:

    provided that not more than 2 of such periods, including equivalent service under subclause (1), shall be reckoned in any 1 calendar year for this purpose.

Clasp to the Efficiency Medal

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  • (1) Warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers who, having been awarded the medal,—

    • (a) complete a further 6 years' qualifying service reckoned as hereinbefore provided, over and above the initial 12 years required for the medal; and

    • (b) attend at least 5 annual training camps during those 6 years; and

    • (c) are certified each year as being efficient according to the regulations of the force in which the service was rendered—

    shall be entitled to a clasp, to be worn on the ribbon of the medal.

    (2) A further clasp shall be awarded for every subsequent period of 6 years' efficient service completed as aforesaid.

    (3) In undress and in service uniform when ribbons only are worn, the grant of clasps shall be denoted by the wearing on the ribbon of a small silver rose or roses according to the number of clasps awarded; such rose or roses, as the case may be, will not be worn on the ribbon when the medal itself is worn.

Wearing with other long service decorations or medals

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  • The Efficiency Medal and any clasp may be worn with the Efficiency Decoration and any clasp, or with any other medal awarded for long service or good conduct, only if the full qualifying service in respect of each such award has been completed separately.

Applications for medal

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  • (1) Applications for the medal shall be made on Army form NZ 76, and shall be forwarded to Army Headquarters through the normal channels. The District, etc, Commander must certify the applicants as being efficient and thoroughly capable, and in every way deserving of the Efficiency Medal. Personnel concerned who are no longer serving shall forward their applications through the unit in which they completed their qualifying service for the medal or, if the unit has been disbanded, directly to Army Headquarters. All such applications must be recommended by the officer who commanded the unit at the time when the applicant completed his qualifying service, and if that officer is not available, the unit shall state the fact on the application when forwarding it to Army Headquarters for consideration.

    (2) All awards of the medal shall be subject to the approval of the Adjutant-General, and the names of those upon whom he confers the medal shall be published in Army Orders, and a register of the awards shall be kept and maintained at Army Headquarters.

Forfeiture and restoration

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  • Any person to whom the medal has been awarded who has deserted the forces or suffers death through sentence of court martial, or is cashiered, dismissed, or removed from the forces for misconduct, shall forfeit the medal and any clasp or clasps.

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  • Any person to whom the medal has been awarded, or who may be entitled to the medal or to any clasp or clasps, who is convicted of an offence of treason, sedition, mutiny, cowardice, desertion, or disgraceful conduct of an unnatural kind, or who is convicted of a criminal offence by the civil power, shall forfeit the medal and any clasp or clasps, or any entitlement thereto.

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  • In any case in which the medal has been forfeited under these regulations or the corresponding provisions of any former regulations, the New Zealand Defence Council or the Army Board of the New Zealand Defence Council acting pursuant to powers delegated to it by the Council, may approve of the restoration of the medal and any clasp or clasps.

Revocation

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  • The Efficiency Medal Regulations 1954 (SR 1954/9) are hereby revoked.

Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of March 1966.

Dean J Eyre,
Minister of Defence.


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

Date of Notification in Gazette: 31 March 1966.


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 Efficiency Medal Regulations 1966. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 1 April 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)