■ Ribbon : cream with two narrow wide-spread red strips … upper bar : red cross symbol over PROFICIENCY / IN / RED CROSS FIRST AID (pin back) … attached to medal by ring

■ Obverse : cross shaped … outer ring : THE NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS SOCIETY (INC) • … in centre : red cross shield … loop suspension

■ Reverse : (engraved) G. ARTHUR / 921

■ Dimensions : 39.1 * 42.9 mm … ■ Weight : 20.4 g

■ Materials : brass … with red and white enamel

■ Maker: JR. Gaunt London / Rd No 629266