The Royal New Zealand Naval Reserves Officers' Decorations

Reprint
as at 17 May 1985

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

The Royal New Zealand Naval Reserves Officers' Decorations

(SR 1985/93)

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 and efficient service of officers of Our Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve and Our Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve which has hitherto been recognised by the award of the Royal Naval and Royal Marine Reserve Decoration (RD) and the Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration (VRD):

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

1 Style
  • The Decorations shall be designated and styled “The Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve Decoration” and “The Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration”.

2 Description
  • Each Decoration shall be the Royal Cypher in gold surrounded by an oval loop of rope in silver, tied at the base in a sailor's knot, the whole surmounted by a Royal Crown in gold.

3 Ribbon
  • Each Decoration shall be worn from the left breast suspended from a ribbon, 38 mm in width, which for the Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve Decoration shall be of green edged white and for the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration shall be of blue having in the centre 2 narrow crimson stripes separated by a broader green stripe.

4 Post-nominal distinctions
  • The award of each of the Decorations shall entitle the recipient, on all occasions when the use of such letters is customary, to have placed after the recipient's name the letters “RD” or “VRD”, as may be appropriate.

5 Eligibility
  • Those eligible for the Decorations shall be officers of Our Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve and Our Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve, serving on or after 1 December 1977, who complete the requisite qualifying service.

6 Service required
  • (1) The qualifying period requisite for the Decorations shall be 15 years service or an aggregate of 15 years service in Our Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve or Our Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve.

    (2) At least 12 of those 15 years must be efficient service as determined by Our Defence Council in New Zealand.

7 Clasps
  • (1) A Clasp to each decoration, to be attached to the ribbon when the Decoration itself is worn, may be awarded for each additional 10 years of service subsequent to that for which the Decoration was awarded.

    (2) At least 7 years of each such additional 10 years must be efficient service as determined by Our Defence Council in New Zealand.

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

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

    • (a) service as an officer or rating in Our Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve or Our Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve:

    • (b) service in the territorial force of Our New Zealand Army or the territorial air force of Our Royal New Zealand Air Force or in any similar naval or marine or army or air force reserve of a Commonwealth country of which We are Queen, (other than service that has been recognised by the award of a decoration or medal for efficiency or long service):

      provided that a maximum of 8 years only of such service shall be reckonable.

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

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

10 Names of recipients
  • The name of the recipient shall be engraved or stamped on the reverse of the Decoration.

11 Order of wear
  • In the official list showing the order in which Orders, Decorations, and Medals shall be worn, the Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve Decoration shall in Our Realm of New Zealand be placed immediately after the Efficiency Medal, and the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration shall be placed immediately after the Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve Decoration.

12 Miniatures
  • (1) Reproductions of the Decorations in miniature, which may be worn on certain occasions by those to whom the Decorations are awarded, shall be approximately half the size of the Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve Decoration and the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration.

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

13 Delegated powers
  • (1) Delegated powers to make awards under the terms of this Our Warrant shall be vested in Our Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Our Realm of New Zealand but those delegated powers shall be exercised only on a recommendation by Our Defence Council in New Zealand.

    (2) Our Defence Council in New Zealand shall be competent to make such orders as to the award of the Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve Decoration and the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration as may be necessary from time to time in amplification of this Our Royal Warrant.

14 Forfeiture and restoration
  • It shall be competent for Our Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Our Realm of New Zealand, on a recommendation of Our Defence Council in New Zealand,—

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

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

15 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 Naval Reserve Decoration and the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration.

Long and efficient service by officers of the Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve and the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve has traditionally been recognised by the award of the Royal Naval and Royal Marine Decoration (RD) and the Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration (VRD) respectively.

However, the VRD is no longer awarded and the differences between the organisation of the Royal Navy and the organisation of the Royal New Zealand Navy are now such that Admiralty Board regulations are no longer applicable to New Zealand conditions.

The new Decorations (which are of traditional design) are specific to New Zealand and are to be awarded to officers of the Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve and the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve.


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 Naval Reserves Officers' Decorations. 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)