■ Ribbon : cream with two narrow evenly-spread red strips … upper bar : red cross symbol over PROFICIENCY / IN / RED CROSS NURSING (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 : blank

■ Dimensions : 39.1 * 42.9 mm … ■ Weight : 19.7 g

■ Materials : brass … with red and white enamel

■ Maker: JR. Gaunt London / Rd No 629986