New Zealand Gallantry Decoration
|New Zealand Gallantry Decoration|
Obverse of the medal. Ribbon: 32mm, seven narrow vertical stripes of crimson, white, crimson, purple, crimson, white, and crimson..
|Awarded by New Zealand|
|Eligibility||New Zealand and allied forces.|
|Awarded for||"acts of exceptional gallantry in situations of danger" while involved in war and warlike operational service (including peacekeeping).|
|Description||46mm, (Obverse) faceted silver cross surmounted by the Royal Crown and fern frond wreath emblem; (reverse) inscribed "FOR GALLANTRY - MO TE TOANGA". With ring suspension.|
|Established||20 September 1999|
|Next (higher)||Member of The New Zealand Order of Merit|
|Next (lower)||New Zealand Bravery Decoration|
It was instituted by Royal Warrant on 20 September 1999 as part of the new indigenous New Zealand Gallantry system. The medal, which may be awarded posthumously, is granted in recognition of 'acts of exceptional gallantry in situations of danger' while involved in war and warlike operational service (including peacekeeping).
Bars are awarded to the NZGS in recognition of the performance of further acts of gallantry meriting the award. Recipients are entitled to the postnominal letters NZGD.
This medal replaced the award of the Distinguished Service Cross, Military Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Military Medal, Distinguished Flying Medal, and Air Force Medal.
- Orders, decorations, and medals of New Zealand
- New Zealand gallantry awards
- New Zealand bravery awards
- New Zealand campaign medals
- "Order of Wear: Orders, Decorations and Medals in New Zealand". www.honours.govt.nz/honours. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-12-07. Retrieved 2007-01-30. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - Honours Secretariat information page
- Mackay, J and Mussel, J (eds) - Medals Yearbook - 2005, (2004), Token Publishing.