The Royal New Zealand Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

Reprint
as at 17 May 1985

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

The Royal New Zealand Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

(SR 1985/92)

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.

This warrant is administered by the Ministry of Defence.


Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these presents shall come,

Greeting!

Whereas We are desirous of signifying Our appreciation of the long service and good conduct of airmen of the regular air force of Our Royal New Zealand Air Force, which has hitherto been recognised by the award of a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal of the same design as that awarded to Our Royal Air Force:

We do by these presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, institute and create a new Medal.

1 Style
  • The Medal shall be designated and styled “The Royal New Zealand Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal”.

2 Description
  • The Medal shall be of silver and circular in shape, bearing on the obverse the Uncrowned Effigy of the Sovereign, and on the reverse a representation of an eagle with outstretched wings, surmounted by a Royal Crown encircled by the inscription “For Long Service and Good Conduct”.

3 Ribbon
  • The Medal shall be worn from the left breast suspended from a ribbon, 32 mm in width, of equal stripes of blue and red edged white.

4 Eligibility
  • Those eligible for the Medal shall be airmen of the regular air force of Our Royal New Zealand Air Force, serving on or after 1 December 1977, whose character and conduct have been irreproachable and who are recommended by their commanding officer.

5 Service required
  • The qualifying period requisite for the Medal shall be 15 years full-time service, or an aggregate of 15 years full-time service, in the regular air force of Our Royal New Zealand Air Force.

6 Clasps
  • (1) A Clasp to the Medal, to be attached to the ribbon when the Medal itself is worn, may be awarded for each additional 15 years of full-time service subsequent to those for which the Medal was awarded.

    (2) For each Clasp awarded a silver rosette shall be added to the ribbon when worn alone.

7 Reckoning of service
  • (1) Subject to subclause (2), the following service may be reckoned towards the qualifying period for the award of the Medal or any Clasp thereof:

    • (a) service in the regular air force of Our Royal New Zealand Air Force or the regular air force of a country of the Commonwealth of which We are Queen (other than service that has been recognised by the award of a decoration or medal for long service):

    • (b) where an airman has been appointed to a commission in the regular air force of Our Royal New Zealand Air Force, the qualifying service for the Medal shall be 15 years and those 15 years shall include at least 12 years service as an airman:

    • (c) where an airman who has been appointed to a commission in the regular air force of Our Royal New Zealand Air Force has, before being so appointed, been awarded the Royal New Zealand Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, the qualifying service for the award of the Clasp shall be 15 years from the award of the Medal and those 15 years shall include at least 7 years service as an airman:

    • (d) service in any force not involving full-time service, being a force that is a reserve, militia, territorial, volunteer, or auxiliary air force or other force of New Zealand or of any other country of the Commonwealth of which We are Queen, if—

      • (i) the reserve or militia or force is declared liable or is otherwise liable for continuous service in an emergency; and

      • (ii) the member of the reserve or militia or force actually renders full-time service.

    (2) Service before the age of 17½ years shall not be reckonable.

8 Registration
  • The names of all those to whom the Medal is awarded shall be recorded in a register kept by the Secretary of Defence in Our Realm of New Zealand.

9 Names of recipients
  • The name of the recipient shall be engraved or stamped on the rim of the Medal.

10 Order of wear
  • In the official list showing the order in which Orders, Decorations, and Medals shall be worn, the Royal New Zealand Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal shall in Our Realm of New Zealand be placed immediately after Our Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

11 Miniatures
  • (1) Reproductions of the Medal in miniature, which may be worn on certain occasions by those to whom the Medal is awarded, shall be approximately half the size of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

    (2) A sealed pattern of the miniature Medal shall be deposited with and kept by the Secretary of Defence in Our Realm of New Zealand.

12 Delegated powers
  • Delegated powers to make awards under the terms of this Our Warrant shall be vested in Our Defence Council in New Zealand, which shall be competent to make such orders as to the award of the Medal as may be necessary from time to time in amplification of this Our Royal Warrant.

13 Forfeiture and restoration
  • It shall be competent for Our Defence Council in New Zealand—

    • (a) to cancel and annul the conferment of the Medal or any Clasp thereof on any person; and

    • (b) where it has cancelled or annulled the conferment of the Medal or any Clasp thereof on any person, to restore the Medal or Clasp to that person.

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

Given at Our Court at Saint James's, this 6th day of May 1985, in the 34th Year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command,

David Lange,
Prime Minister of New Zealand.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the warrant, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

The Royal Warrant establishes the Royal New Zealand Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

The long service and good conduct of airmen of the regular air force of the Royal New Zealand Air Force has previously been recognised by the award of the Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal as provided for in a Royal Warrant dated 12 December 1947.

The new medal (which is of the design traditionally awarded to airmen of the Royal New Zealand Air Force) is specific to New Zealand and is to be awarded to airmen of the regular air force of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

The conditions for the award of the new medal are similar to those for the award of the New Zealand Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and the Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 16 May 1985.


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 Royal New Zealand Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the warrant as at 17 May 1985, 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)