Obverse: An effigy of the Sovereign.
Reverse: A representation of HMS Victory inside a circle of rope. Inscribed around the outside is the legend "FOR LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT".
Size: 36mm in diameter.
Ribbon: 32mm wide, the ribbon is dark blue with a 6mm white stripe at each edge.
Suspension: By a plain straight suspender.
On 9th May, 1985, Queen Elizabeth II approved the creation of this new long service and good conduct award for ratings and non-commissioned officers of the Royal New Zealand Navy 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 a laurel wreath.
Any rating who is commissioned after having served in the ranks for twelve years of more, may receive the award upon completion of the full period of service.
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 Navy were awarded The Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, awarded for eighteen years' service.
A new Royal Warrant dated 14th August, 2020, continues the Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for long service and good conduct of persons who have served as ratings in the Royal New Zealand Navy.
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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