Obverse: An effigy of the Sovereign.
Reverse: A battleship and the inscription "DIUTURNE FIDELIS".
Size: 36mm in diameter.
Ribbon: 32mm wide, the ribbon is blue, having in the centre a 14mm stripe of green between 3mm stripes of crimson.
Suspension: By a plain straight suspender.
On 6th May, 1985, Queen Elizabeth II approved the creation of this new long service and good conduct award for non-commissioned officers and ratings of the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve who had completed fifteen years' continuous and efficient service. The award was backdated to 1st December, 1977. Clasps may be awarded upon completion of a further 10 years' of service. The clasp is oblong in shape and bears a laurel wreath.
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 Naval Volunteer Reserve were awarded The Royal Naval and Royal Marines Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
A new Royal Warrant dated 14th August, 2020, continued The Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for long service and good conduct of persons who have served as ratings in the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve and extended eligibility for the award to persons who have served as ratings in the Royal New Zealand Naval 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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