Commanders may now recommend their troops for 12 types of awards affixed with new "C" or "R" devices, products of an internal review focused on honoring drone operators, cyber warfare specialists and others who use emerging technology to influence the battlefield in unconventional ways. Service specific Achievement Medals are no longer eligible for a "V," only a "C" or "R," a decision some may call controversial. However, each of the services is clear to award the Distinguished Flying Cross with "V," as the Air Force has since for heroism dating to the Korean War.
About pupils had the chance to pick up history and facts about military medals. They were also able to handle medal sets that Hayes brought along to the school. When asked about the value of medals, Hayes said most medals did not cost very much to make but they became a valued taonga for each family.
He said sometimes veterans would talk a lot and sometimes there would be tears, but they were generally happy to share their stories. But he did not want anyone going away thinking that war was glamorous.
Maidstone Intermediate library manager Denice Asprey said activities aimed to show pupils that war was a collection of individuals, each with their own stories.
It is the first time medallic recognition unique to the NZDF has been available to every employee of the NZDF, regardless of rank, grade, Service affiliations or length of service. Today it is my great pleasure to announce the names of the nine recipients who make up the inaugural Honours List for the new medal, representing all three Services and our civilian staff.
The awards recognise their outstanding service over a wide range of Defence activities and recognise the extremely high standards of performance that each recipient has achieved.
My heartiest congratulations go to: The official citation for his award states: After the majority of staff had left Pegasus to join their families, Lieutenant Commander Carr assumed command of the small team remaining and instructed them to search the immediate area and offer assistance.
When Carr heard of the extensive damage in the central city he led a team of five into the city to support relief efforts.
En route to the central city the team assisted trapped survivors in various buildings where they were able. Carr crawled several times into tight, dark and smoke-filled gaps in the building to search for survivors. On one occasion part of the roof he was standing on collapsed and he fell part way into the hole that was created.
Carr suffered a leg wound at this point but managed to free himself, and he continued to provide leadership for his team in a determined effort to rescue as many people as possible. The heat and the flames finally forced the team to withdraw.
In order to comply with the Public Records Act requirements for storage, preservation and maintenance of public documents and records, the building is now temperature and humidity controlled, with electronic mobile shelving equipment and areas for the recovery of documents in the event of a disaster.
LTGEN Keating said that the state of the art facility reflected the significance of the service records of so many people.
NZDF Archives is working closely with Archives New Zealand to locate and transfer the last of these files so that they can be digitised and available for viewing on the Archives New Zealand website in time for the WW commemorations.
You can request a copy of your own service records or of the records of deceased persons by visiting the Personnel Records section of the NZDF website: Officer in charge of the Woodville Police Station Senior Constable Karl Williams was giving the station a thorough spring clean when he came across the New Zealand Memorial Plaque at the back of a cupboard.
After confirming some details he discovered the plaque was for a Private Andrew McColl, born in Masterton in and who died on active service overseas in December The plaque was sent to the family in but returned to the Defence Force without explanation.The medal that never was.
In Lieutenant General William Birdwood, the commander of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), suggested that there should be a special award for ANZAC troops who served at Gallipoli, Turkey, during the First World War. It was nominated in the junior fiction category for the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and was listed as a Storylines Notable Junior Fiction Book.
Johnston's latest book, Brother Sister Soldier Cousin, was published by Longacre in About the New Zealand Gallantry Awards • New Zealand Gallantry Awards recognise military and support personnel who perform acts of gallantry while involved in war and warlike operational service, including peacekeeping.
and a ‘‘letters home’’ descriptive writing competition planned for later in the term. (New Zealand Army. CGI Federal is the long-entrenched incumbent maintaining the Army’s Standard Procurement System and was tapped last month to update the system with a new program known as the Army Contract.
The medal that never was. In Lieutenant General William Birdwood, the commander of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), suggested that there should be a special award for ANZAC troops who served at Gallipoli, Turkey, during the First World War. Latest breaking news articles, photos, video, blogs, reviews, analysis, opinion and reader comment from New Zealand and around the World - NZ Herald.