Miniatures

■ Miniature versions of the full sized jewels … from left > right … (pin back)  1st degree – Brother 2nd degree – Certified Primo  3rd degree – Knight of Merit  4th degree – Roll of Honour ■ Materials : brass & enamel ■ NB : appears to have been assembled wrongly … should have most senior […]

Defence Service Medal

The New Zealand Defence Service Medal was instituted in April 2011 to recognise attested military service since 3 September 1945 … the Royal Warrant for the NZDSM allows for one or more clasps to be awarded with the medal … the number of clasps awarded to an individual will be determined by the type(s) of […]

2nd Degree

■ Ribbon : yellow, purple, yellow … upper bar : floral theme (stick pin) … attached to jewel with ring ■ Obverse : 6 pointed star of David … behind : 3 crossed arrows … in centre : D J … loop suspension ■ Reverse : (blank) … in minute letters at bottom : HARVEY / […]

Grand Patron

■ Ribbon : dark blue, pale blue, dark blue … upper bar : (not visible) (pin back) … centre bar : GRAND PATRON … attached to jewel by ring ■ Obverse : oval shaped … in centre : humanity succouring the sick … loop suspension with 5 pointed star and scroll reading : AEGROS SANAT HUMANITAS ( […]

Unknown

■ Ribbon : red with white centre stripe and green side stripes, edged in red … upper bar : horn with coat of arms (pin back) … attached to jewel with ring ■ Obverse : oval shaped … around edge : ANCIENT / ORDER OF / FORESTERS … in centre : monogram C R P … loop […]

Attendance

■ Ribbon : white, black, white … upper bar : buffalo horns with ATTENDANCE (pin back) … on ribbon centre : silver fern with •N•Z• … lower bar : (engraved) WHANGAMATA LDG.248 … ribbon attached to jewel by lugs ■ Obverse : cross shaped … in centre : buffalo head … in each corner of cross : R / […]

1945

■ Obverse : QUEMCUNQUE MISERUM VIDERIS HOMINEM SCIAS + … in centre : crossed hook and paddle tied with big loose rope bow, over closed wreath around ROYAL / LIFE / SAVING / SOCIETY … loop suspension ■ Reverse : ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY / * ESTABLISHED 1891 * … in centre : AWARDED / […]

1959

■ Obverse : QUEMCUNQUE MISERUM VIDERIS HOMINEM SCIAS + … in centre : crossed hook and paddle tied with big loose rope bow, over closed wreath around ROYAL / LIFE / SAVING / SOCIETY … fancy loop suspension ■ Reverse : ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY / * ESTABLISHED 1891 * … in centre : AWARDED […]

United Nations Medals Awarded To New Zealanders

Nbr Ribbon (clasp) United Nations Mission Description Mission Code Date From – To 00 United Nations Special Service Medal (Various Missions) UNSSM Various Dates     United Nations Mine Clearance Training Team (Afghanistan / Pakistan) UNMCTT 1989 – 1991     United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance UNOCHA 1989 – 1991   (UNSCOM) […]

War Service Medal

The New Zealand War Service Medal was awarded for 28 days’ full time service or six months’ part time service in any of the New Zealand Armed Forces, the New Zealand National Military Reserve or the Home Guard between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945 … New Zealand Merchant Navy personnel qualified after accumulating […]

Operational Service Medal

The New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM) was instituted in 2002 for award to New Zealanders who have undertaken operational service since 3 September 1945 … the start date is the day after the surrender ceremony in Tokyo Bay, and is also the day after qualifying service towards medals for Second World War service (including […]

General Service Medal – 1992 (War)

The New Zealand General Service Medal 1992 (Warlike) was instituted in 1992 to recognise service in warlike operations for which no separate New Zealand or British Commonwealth campaign medal was issued … by the time it was replaced in 2002, four clasps had been issued for warlike operations between 1956 and 1991 … Suez Canal region … […]

General Service Medal – 1992 (Non)

The New Zealand General Service Medal 1992 (Non-Warlike) was instituted in 1992 to recognise service in non-warlike operations for which no separate New Zealand, British Commonwealth, United Nations or NATO campaign medal was issued … thirteen clasps have been issued for non-warlike (peacekeeping) operations since 1954 … Korea 1954–57 … Korea 1958–2000 … Thailand … Sinai (still […]

East Timor Medal

The East Timor Medal was instituted in 2001 to recognise New Zealand personnel (both military and non military) who served in East Timor from the commencement of the New Zealand involvement in June 1999 until 27 April 2006 ■ Ribbon : white, black, red, green, red, black, white stripes … ribbon attached to medal by […]

GSM – 2002 – Solomon Islands

The New Zealand General Service Medal 2002 (Solomon Islands) was instituted in 2002 to recognise New Zealand personnel (both military and non military) who served in the Solomon Islands and its waters between June 2000 and June 2002 … eligibility for the medal was later extended to those New Zealand personnel who have served with the […]

GSM – 2002 – Afghanistan (Primary)

The New Zealand General Service Medal 2002 (Afghanistan) – Primary Operational Area was instituted in 2002 to recognise New Zealand personnel (both military and non military) who served in Afghanistan from December 2001 … there are two qualifying geographical areas for the award … the ‘primary’ operational area is within the borders of Afghanistan itself, while […]

GSM – 2002 – Afghanistan (Secondary)

The New Zealand General Service Medal 2002 (Afghanistan) – Secondary Operational Area was instituted in 2002 to recognise New Zealand personnel (both military and non military) who served in Afghanistan from December 2001 … there are two qualifying geographical areas for the award … the ‘primary’ operational area is within the borders of Afghanistan itself, while […]

GSM – 2002 – Iraq (2003)

The New Zealand General Service Medal 2002 (Iraq 2003) was instituted in 2004 to recognise New Zealand personnel (both military and non military) who have served in Iraq since 27 May 2003 ■ Ribbon : black, green, white, red, white, green, black stripes … ribbon attached to medal by fixed suspension bar ■ Obverse : ELIZABETH II […]

GSM – 2002 – Timor-Leste

The New Zealand General Service Medal 2002 (Timor-Leste) was instituted in 2007 to recognise New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and New Zealand Police personnel who served in Timor-Leste from 28 April 2006, providing stability and security following the outbreak of violence in April 2006 and May 2006 ■ Ribbon : red, yellow, white, black, yellow, red […]

GSM – 2002 – Korea

The New Zealand General Service Medal 2002 (Korea) was instituted in 2008 to recognise New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel who have served in the Republic of Korea with the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC) or the United Nations Command Honour Guard Company since 1 January 2001 ■ Ribbon : blue, yellow, red, yellow, […]

Bronze Medal – 1958

■ Ribbon : pale blue, dark blue, pale blue, white, pale blue, dark blue, pale blue stripes … upper bar : R.L.S.S. … centre bar : 1958-59 … attached to medal by ring ■ Obverse : QUEMCUNQUE MISERUM VIDERIS HOMINEM SCIAS + … crossed hook and paddle tied with big loose rope bow, over closed wreath around ROYAL […]

United Nations – UNTSO

■ Issued For : United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) Middle-East 1954 ■ Ribbon : pale blue, white, pale blue, white, pale blue … built in bar with pin back … ribbon attached to medal by ring ■ Obverse : UN … below open wreath around North Pole World View … loop suspension ■ Reverse : IN THE […]

United Nations – UNEF

■ Issued For : United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) Middle East 1956 ■ Ribbon : sand, dark blue, sand, green,sand,pale blue, sand, green, sand, dark blue, sand … ribbon sewn to medal ring attachment ■ Obverse : UNEF … below open wreath around North Pole World View … loop suspension ■ Reverse : IN THE SERVICE […]

United Nations – ONUC

■ Issued For : (French) Operation des Nations Unies au Congo (ONUC) 1960 ■ Ribbon : dark blue, white, green, white, dark blue … ribbon sewn to medal ring attachment ■ Obverse : UN … below open wreath around North Pole World View … loop suspension ■ Reverse : IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE ■ Dimensions : 36.7 * […]

United Nations – UNFICYP

■ Issued For : United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) 1964-1967 ■ Ribbon : pale blue, dark blue, white, dark blue, pale blue … ribbon sewn to medal ring attachment ■ Obverse : UN … below open wreath around North Pole World View … loop suspension ■ Reverse : IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE ■ Dimensions : […]

United Nations – UNEF II

■ Issued For : United Nations Emergency Force II (UNEF II) Middle East 1973 ■ Ribbon : pale blue, sand, dark blue, sand, dark blue, sand, pale blue, sand … built in bar with pin back … ribbon attached to medal by ring ■ Obverse : UN … below open wreath around North Pole World View … loop suspension […]

United Nations – UNIIMOG

■ Issued For : United Nations Iran / Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG) 1988-1991 ■ Ribbon : green, white, red (colours of Iran) and blue (colours of UN) and red, white, black (colours of Iraq) … ribbon sewn to medal ring attachment ■ Obverse : UN … below open wreath around North Pole World View […]

United Nations – UNTAG

■ Issued For : United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) Namibia 1989-1990 ■ Ribbon : blue, white, and very narrow black, yellow, red, green, blue, and then white, blue stripes … ribbon attached to medal by ring ■ Obverse : UN … below open wreath around North Pole World View … loop suspension ■ Reverse : IN THE […]

United Nations – UNAVEM

■ Issued For : United Nations Angola Verification Mission II (UNAVEM II) 1991-1995 United Nations Angola Verification Mission III (UNAVEM III) 1995-1997 (Portugese) Missão de Observação das Nações Unidas em Angola (MONUA) 1997-1999 ■ Ribbon : yellow, red, white, black, silver, black, white, red, yellow … ribbon sewn to medal ring attachment ■ Obverse : UN […]

United Nations – UNTAC

■ Issued For : United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) 1992-1993 United Nations Military Liaison Team (UNMLT) Cambodia 1993-1994 ■ Ribbon : green, dark blue, pale blue, red, white, red, pale blue, dark blue, green … ribbon sewn to medal ring attachment ■ Obverse : UN … below open wreath around North Pole World View … […]

United Nations – UNOSOM

■ Issued For : United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM) 1992-1993 United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM 2) 1993-1994 ■ Ribbon : sand, green, pale blue, green, sand … ribbon sewn to medal ring attachment ■ Obverse : UN … below open wreath around North Pole World View … loop suspension ■ Reverse : IN THE SERVICE […]

United Nations – UNTAES

■ Issued For : United Nations Transitional Administration for East Slavonia (UNTAES) 1995-1997 ■ Ribbon : pale blue, green, pale blue, white, red, white, pale blue, yellow, pale blue … built in bar with pin back … ribbon attached to medal by ring ■ Obverse : UN … below open wreath around North Pole World View … […]

United Nations – UNMIK

■ Issued For : United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) 1999 ■ Ribbon : pale blue, white, dark blue (colours of Kosovo), white, pale blue … ribbon sewn to medal ring attachment ■ Obverse : UN … below open wreath around North Pole World View … loop suspension ■ Reverse : IN THE SERVICE […]

United Nations – UNMIT

■ Issued For : United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) 2006-2012 ■ Ribbon : pale blue, white, black, yellow, red, yellow, black, white, pale blue … built in bar with pin back … ribbon attached to medal by ring ■ Obverse : UN … below open wreath around North Pole World View … loop suspension ■ Reverse : […]

Memorial Cross

■ Ribbon : purple satin … ribbon attached to medal by ring ■ Obverse : cross shaped with silver ferns on cross arms except top arm which is a crown … in centre : G VI R monogram … behind : wreath … loop suspension ■ Reverse : REPLICA ■ Dimensions : 31.7 * 33.4 mm … ■ Weight : 6.7 g […]

Army 150 Years Commemorative Medal

The New Zealand Army 150th Anniversary Commemorative Medal was originally struck in 1995 by the Wellington Army Association for those who had served in the New Zealand Army at any point in its history from 25 March 1845 to 25 March 1995 … applicants for the medal were required to sign a Statutory Declaration that they […]

2007 / 04 – Hector’s Dolphin

■ Obverse : dolphin ( cephalorhynchus hectori ) enlarged in centre surrounded by 6 dolphins in a circle ■ Reverse : underwater sea life … at top left : DFXXXX … in centre in minute letters : Trackable at geocaching.com ■ Dimensions : 51 mm * 46 mm … ■ Weight : 37 g ■ Designer : n/k ■ Maker : […]