Obverse: The Royal Cypher in gilt within a silver oval loop of rope tied at the base in a sailor's knot, the whole surmounted by a Royal Crown in gilt.
Size: 35mm wide, 56mm to the top of the crown.
Ribbon: 38mm wide, the ribbon is of blue, having in the centre two narrow crimson stripes separated by a broader green stripe.
Suspension: The ribbon is threaded through a 12mm diameter ring, which passes through a loop fixed to the top back of the crown. The ring will move forwards and backwards.
On 6th May, 1985, Queen Elizabeth II approved the creation of this new long service and good conduct award for officers of the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve who had completed fifteen years' continuous service. The award was backdated to 1st December, 1977. Clasps may be awarded upon completion of a further ten years' service. Clasps are in guilt and oblong in shape and bear the Royal Cypher.
Prior to 1985, members of the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve were awarded The Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration.
A new Royal Warrant dated 14th August, 2020, continued The Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration for long service and good conduct of persons who have served as officers in the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve.
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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