Obverse: An effigy of the Sovereign.
Reverse: A representation of an eagle with outstretched wings, surmounted by a Royal Crown encircled by the inscription "FOR LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT".
Size: 36mm in diameter.
Ribbon: 32mm wide, the left half of the ribbon is dark blue with a 4mm white stripe at the outer edge, while the right half is crimson with a 4mm white stripe at the outer edge.
Suspension: By an ornate non-swivelling bar.
On 9th May, 1985, Queen Elizabeth II approved the creation of this new long service and good conduct award for airmen and non-commissioned officers of the Royal New Zealand Air Force who have completed fifteen years' service. The award was backdated to 1st December, 1977. Clasps may be awarded upon completion of a subsequent similar period of service. Clasps are oblong in shape and bear an eagle with outstretched wings surmounted by a Royal Crown.
Where a clasp is awarded, the first three clasps shall be in silver. Where a fourth clasp is conferred, the silver clasps shall be replaced by a single gilt clasp. An additional gilt clasp shall be worn for each subsequent clasp conferred.
Prior to 1985, members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force were awarded The Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, awarded for eighteen years' service.
A new Royal Warrant dated 14th August, 2020, continues the Royal New Zealand Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for long service and good conduct of persons who have served as airmen and airwomen in the regular force of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
The New Zealand Defence Force Long Service Award Regulations, 2020, altered the period of time a person must serve to be eligible for the award to fourteen years, and the period of time a person must serve to be eligible for the award of each additional clasp to seven years.
Royal Warrant For This Award: View Warrant (PDF document)
Regulations For This Award: View Regulations (PDF document)
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