New Zealand
Efficiency Decoration
ROYAL WARRANT
The Efficiency Decoration

ELIZABETH R.

ELIZEBETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Queen, Defender of the Faith, to tall to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting!

WHEREAS His late Majesty, King George V, by a Warrant under His Royal Sign Manual dated the 23rd day of September, 1930, was pleased to make, ordain and establish rules and ordinances for the governance of The Efficiency Decoration, reserving to Himself, His Heirs and Successors full power of annulling, altering, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting and dispensing with these rules and ordinances or any part thereof, by a notification under Royal Sign Manual;

AND WHEREAS the said Royal warrant was amended by Royal Warrants dated the 1st day of February, 1940, the 4th day of April, 1946, the 8th day of April, 1949, the 8th day of August, 1949, and the 6th day of August, 1951;

AND WHEREAS WE deem it expedient that all the aforesaid Warrants, as well as the amendments now to be promulgated, should be incorporated in one Warrant;

NOW THEREFORE WE do hereby declare that the rules and ordinances contained in the said Warrants dated the 23rd day of September, 1930, the 1st day of February, 1940, the 4th day of April, 1946, the 8th day of April, 1949, the 8th day of August, 1949, and the 6th day of August, 1951, shall be abrogated, cancelled and annulled and We are pleased to make, ordain and establish the following rules and ordinances in substitution for the same, which shall henceforth be inviolably observed and kept:-

Firstly.It is ordained that the Decoration shall be styled and designated "The Efficiency Decoration" and shall consist of an oak wreath in silver tied with gold, having in the centre the Royal Cypher and Crown in gold.

Secondly.It is ordained that the Decoration shall be worn suspended on the left breast from a silver bar-brooch by a green riband one inch and a half in width, with a yellow stripe down the centre.

Thirdly: It is ordained that the Decoration shall in all cases bear a subsidiary title to denote whether at the time the recipient qualified for the award of the Decoration he was serving in Our Territorial Army or in one of our other Auxiliary Military Forces, that is to say in an Auxiliary Military Force in any of Our Colonies or a territory under Our protection, or within any other part of Other Dominions, Our Government whereof shall desire to take part in the grant of the award, or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government, such subsidiary title being specified in the regulations hereinafter mentioned and inscribed on the bar- brooch of the Decoration.

Fourthly.It is ordained that the Decoration may be worn by Us, Our Heirs and Successors, Queens and Kings Regnant of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas; and that it shall be competent for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, to confer at Our Pleasure the Decoration upon any Princes or Princesses of the Blood Royal.

Fifthly:It is ordained that the Decoration shall be conferred on duly qualified commissioned officers of Our Territorial Army and of any of Our other Auxiliary Military Forces in any of Our Colonies or a territory under Our protection, or within any other part of Our Dominions, Our Government whereof shall desire to take part in the grant of the award, or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government.

It is further ordained that the Decoration shall be conferred on duly qualified commissioned officers of Our former Auxiliary territorial Service and that the provisions of this Our Warrant so far as they relate to officers of our Territorial Army shall apply to officers of Our former Auxiliary Territorial Service.

Sixthly.It is ordained that the period of service requisite to qualify for the Decoration shall be twenty years' commissioned service, which shall not necessarily be continuous, on the active list of any of Our Auxiliary Military Forces of Our Commonwealth, except our Territorial Army, Our New Zealand Territorial Force and the authorised Volunteer Forces in Our Colonies and territories under Our protection (hereinafter referred to as Our Colonial Volunteer Forces), and shall be twelve years' continuous efficient commissioned service on the active list of Our Territorial Army, Our New Zealand Territorial Force or Our Colonial Volunteer Forces, subject to such conditions as may be laid down in the regulations hereinafter mentioned, provided always that in the case of recipients of The Volunteer Officers' Decoration, The Territorial Decoration and The Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration no period of service rewarded by any of the Decorations aforesaid shall be reckoned as qualifying service for The Efficiency Decoration.

Seventhly.It is ordained that commissioned service rendered wholly in one of the aforesaid forces; or partly in Our Territorial Army or our Colonial Volunteer Forces, partly in one or more of Our other Auxiliary Military Forces of Our Commonwealth, or partly in Our Naval or Air Auxiliary or Volunteer Forces of Our Commonwealth as may be defined in the regulations hereinafter mentioned shall reckon as qualifying service for the Decoration subject to such conditions as may be laid down in the regulations hereinafter mentioned.

It is further ordained that commissioned service rendered in Categories A and B of Our former Supplementary Reserve of Officers or in Categories S.R. I(A) and S.R.II(A) of our former Supplementary Reserve of Officers as reconstituted in 1948 or in Categories E.R.I(A) and E.R.II(A) of Our Army Emergency Reserve of Officers shall, in the case of a commissioned officer serving on the active list of Our Territorial Army, reckon as qualifying service for the Decoration subject to such conditions as may be laid down in the regulations hereinafter mentioned, and provided that such time shall not have been, and shall not be, reckoned as qualifying service towards The Army Emergency Reserve Decoration or Clasps to that award, or any similar awards.

Eighthly.It is ordained that half the time served on the active list in the ranks of the forces specified in the Sixth Clause of this Our Warrant shall reckon as qualifying service for the Decoration, subject to such conditions as may be laid down in the regulations hereinafter mentioned.

It is further ordained that half the time served in the ranks of our former Supplementary Reserve or in Categories S.R. I(A) and S.R.II(A) and S.R.III of Our former Supplementary Reserve as reconstituted in 1948 or in Categories E.R.I(A) and E.R.II(A) and E.R.III of Our Army Emergency Reserve shall, in the case of a commissioned officer serving on the active list of Our Territorial Army, reckon as qualifying service for the Decoration subject to such conditions as may be laid down in the regulations hereinafter mentioned and provided that such time shall not have been, and shall not be reckoned as qualifying service for The Army Emergency Reserve Decoration or Clasps to that award, or any similar awards.

Ninthly.It is ordained that half the time spent after the age of 17 years in the ranks of a Cadet Force or as a cadet in an Officers' Training Corps, as defined in the regulations hereinafter mentioned, shall reckon as qualifying service for the Decoration subject to such conditions as may be laid down in the regulations hereinafter mentioned.

Tenthly.It is ordained that such war service as may be defined from time to time in the regulations hereinafter mentioned shall reckon as two-fold qualifying service, or as single qualifying service, or as half qualifying service towards the total service required as aforesaid; and that war service not so defined shall not reckon as qualifying service.

Eleventhly.It is ordained that service on the permanent staff of any of the aforesaid forces by members of Our permanent forces of Our Commonwealth, or service in a Reserve or Auxiliary Force involving a liability for service only and no liability for training in peace, shall not reckon as qualifying service for the Decoration.

Twelfthly.It is ordained that service shall not be reckoned as qualifying service for The Efficiency Decoration if such service has already been reckoned towards any Long Service and Good Conduct or Efficiency Medal or Clasps except as provided in the regulations hereinafter mentioned.

Thirteenthly.It is ordained that officers who have the necessary qualifying service shall not be awarded the Decoration unless they are recommended by the Commanding Officer of the unit in which they complete the period of service requisite to qualifying for the Decoration, and are certified by the responsible military authorities as efficient and thoroughly capable officers in every way deserving of the Decoration.

Fourteenthly.It is ordained that service in an honorary capacity of whatsoever nature shall not reckon as qualifying service towards the award of the Decoration in the case of commissioned officers of Our Territorial Army or Our Colonial Volunteer Forces.

Fifteenthly.It is ordained that a Clasp to be worn on the riband of the Decoration shall be awarded to duly qualified commissioned officers of Our Territorial Army, or Our New Zealand Territorial Force, or Our Colonial Volunteer Forces who, having had the Decoration conferred on them in respect of twelve years' continuous efficient commissioned service, complete a total of eighteen years' continuous efficient service, reckoned in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this Our Warrant, and a further Clasp shall be awarded for each additional completed period of six years continuous efficient service reckoned as aforesaid.

It is further ordained that the Clasp to be worn on the riband of the Decoration shall be awarded to commissioned officers of Our Colonial Volunteer Forces, who, having had the Decoration conferred upon them in respect of twenty years' service which was not necessarily continuous, complete a further six years' continuous efficient service reckoned in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this Our Warrant, and a further clasp shall be awarded for each additional completed period of six years' continuous efficient service reckoned as aforesaid.

Sixteenthly.It is ordained that the Decoration shall not confer any individual precedence but shall entitle the recipient, if any officer of Our Territorial Army, to the additional after his name of the letters "T.D." and, if an officer of orie of the other Auxiliary Military Forces of Our Commonwealth, to the addition after his name of the letters "E.D.".

Seventeenthly.It is ordained that reproductions of the Decoration and Clasps in miniature, which may be worn on certain occasions by those upon whom the Decoration or one or more Clasps have been conferred, shall be half the size of The Efficiency Decoration and Clasps respectively, and that a Sealed Pattern of the said miniature Decoration shall be deposited and kept in the Central Chancery of Our Orders of Knighthood.

Eighteenthly.It is ordained that the names of those upon whom the Decoration or one or more Clasps are conferred shall be published and a Register thereof kept in the manner prescribed in the regulations hereinafter mentioned.

Nineteenthly.It is ordained that it shall be competent for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, by an Order under Our Sign Manual on a recommendation to that effect by or through Our Secretary of State for War to cancel and annul, in respect of any person upon whom the Decoration is one or more Clasps has been conferred for service in Our Territorial Army, the award of The Efficiency Decoration or one or more Clasps and that thereupon his name in the Register shall be erased, but that it shall be competent for Us, Our Heirs and Successors to restore the Decoration or one or more Clasps when such recommendation has been withdrawn; provided that such power shall be exercised by the Governors or Officers administering the Government, as the case may be, of Our respective Colonies or territories under Our protection, or by the Governor-General of any of Our Dominions, Our Government whereof shall so desire, on the recommendation of the appropriate Minister of State, or by the appropriate Minister of State, or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government, in relation to the Auxiliary Military Forces within their respective jurisdiction.

Twentiethly.It is ordained that the Decoration or one or more Clasps shall be conferred under such regulations as to grant, forfeiture, restoration, and other matters, in amplification of this Our Warrant as may with Our approval signified through one of Our Principal Secretaries of State, be issued from time to time by Our Army Council in regard to Our Territorial Army, or as may with Our approval be issued by the Governors or Officers administering the Government, as the case may be, of Our respective Colonies or territories under Our protection, in relation to the Auxiliary Military Forces within their respective jurisdiction, or by the appropriate Minister of State in any of Our Dominions, Our Government whereof shall so desire, or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government.

Lastly.We reserve to Ourself, Our Heirs and Successors, full power to annulling, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting or dispensing with these rules and ordinances, or any part thereof, by a notification under Our Sign Manual.

Given at Our Court at St. James's, this 17th day of November one thousand nine hundred and fifty-two, in the first year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command,
ANTHONY HEAD.


THE EFFICIENCY DECORATION
REGULATIONS 1966

PURSUANT to the Royal Warrant* dated the 17th day of November 1952 consolidating and amending divers previous Royal Warrants relating to the instituting and creating of the Efficiency Decoration, the Minister of Defence hereby make the following regulations for the purposes of the Efficiency Decoration in relation to officers of the New Zealand Territorial Force, approved by Her Majesty the Queen.

1 REGULATIONS
aThese regulations may be cited as the Efficiency Decoration Regulations 1966.

2 Purpose
b The Efficiency Decoration and clasps are rewards to an officer for long and meritorious service of proved capacity in the Territorial Army of Great Britain or other auxiliary forces of the Commonwealth, and, in New Zealand, are conferred by the Governor-General only on officers of the New Zealand Army who have performed the requisite qualifying service under these regulations: Provided that prior service in the auxiliary forces of any other part of the Commonwealth, duly certified, shall count towards the requisite qualifying service as hereinafter appearing.

3 Subsidiary Title
aA subsidiary title to denote the force in which the recipient was serving at the time when he qualified for the award is inscribed on the bar brooch of the decoration, those decorations awarded to officers of the New Zealand Army being so inscribed with the title "New Zealand".
bAn officer on whom the decoration is conferred is entitled to the addition after his name of the letters "E.D.".

4 Interpretation
aIn these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, - "Auxiliary forces of the
Commonwealth" means the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve, the New Zealand
Territorial Force, and the New Zealand Territorial Air Force; the Territorial Army, the Auxiliary
Territorial Service, the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, and the Royal Auxiliary Air Force in the
United Kingdom, and other similar forces of any other part of the Commonwealth: "Commonwealth" means the Commonwealth of Nations; and includes every territory for whose international relations the Government of any country of the Commonwealth is or has been responsible: "Prescribed" means prescribed by the New Zealand Defence Council, or by the Army Board of the New Zealand Defence Council pursuant to powers delegated to it by the Council.

5 Eligibility
aAn officer, in order to be eligible for the award of the decoration, shall--
i  Have been a commissioned officer serving on the active list of the New Zealand
territorial Force (hereinafter referred to as the territorial Force) on or after the 23rd day
of September 1931; and
ii Have completed 12 years' continuous efficient service calculated in accordance with
regulations 6,7, and 8 hereof, subject to the provisions of subclause (3) of this regulation:
Provided that qualifying commissioned service must have been rendered on or after the 3rd
day of September 1939; and
iiiHave in each year of the aforesaid period completed to the satisfaction of the
Commanding Officer of his unit the prescribed period of obligatory training; and
ivHave been certified annually as efficient by the Commanding Officer of his unit.
bWhere the qualifying service of an officer terminated before the 3rd day of September 1939, it is essential that he shall have completed 20 years' efficient service under the Efficiency
Decoration regulations then in force.
cThe undermentioned periods, though not counting as qualifying service for the award of the decoration, shall not be considered as a break in the aforesaid 12 years' continuous qualifying service for the decoration:
i Periods of not more than 12 months between service in auxiliary forces in different
parts of the Commonwealth:
ii Periods of service in the Reserve of Officers:
iiiPeriods of leave of absence from active duties with unit granted under Army Orders:
ivPeriods of service on short service engagements with the New Zealand Regular
Force, not exceeding four years in any one period of qualifying service:
v A period of not more than six months between service in that part of the New
Zealand Army known as Kayforce and service in the Territorial Force or other authorised
auxiliary forces in New Zealand.
6 Double Qualifying Service
aAn officer who was serving on the Active List or Reserve of the Territorial Force on the 2nd day of September 1939 and who was mobilised or enlisted for full-time commissioned service in
the Territorial Force, the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, the New Zealand Temporary
Staff, the National Military Reserve, or the New Zealand Home Guard may reckon such service
as double qualifying service from the date on which he commenced full-time duty until the date
he ceased full-time duty (including any leave due on the expiry thereof) or was appointed to the Regular Force, whichever date is the earlier.
bNo such service as aforesaid subsequent to the 1st day of April 1949 shall be counted as
double qualifying service.
cA period of two months of such service as aforesaid may be counted as the equivalent of
attendance at two annual training camps and 12 days out-of-camp training: Provided that such
equivalent service shall be counted once only in any one calendar year.
dCommissioned service in West Africa before the 3rd day of September 1939 shall count as double qualifying service, but any period spent on leave therefrom shall count only as single
qualifying service.

7 Single Qualifying Service
The following service shall be taken into account as single qualifying service:
aCommissioned service on the active list of the Territorial Force:
bCommissioned service in Class I or Class II of the New Zealand National Military Reserve
subsequent to the 20th day of July 1939, or in the New Zealand Home Guard subsequent to the 10th day of September 1941 (the date on which the Home Guard was constituted a part of the New Zealand Defence Force):
cCommissioned service on the Reserve of Officers, Regimental List, in any year in which the prescribed training for officers on the Active List of the Territorial Force has been performed:
dCommissioned service in ay of the authorised auxiliary forces of the Commonwealth, which service shall be taken into account in accordance with the regulations for those forces:
eCommissioned service during the period from the 4th day of August 1914 to the 31st day of December 1921 (inclusive) in the permanent naval or military forces of New Zealand, or in the
New Zealand Expeditionary Force, or o\in a permanent force of the United Kingdom or of a
dominion or colony: Provided that the officer was commissioned between the 4th day of August 1914 and the 11th day of November 1918 (inclusive) and subsequently obtained a commission in the Territorial Force;
f Commissioned service in the Regular naval, military, or air forces of New Zealand, the 2nd
New Zealand Expeditionary Force, the New Zealand temporary Staff, or in a permanent force of the United Kingdom or of a dominion of colony during the period from the 2nd day of September 1939 to the 1st day of May 1949 (inclusive): Provided that he officer was commissioned between the 2nd day of September 1939 and the 2nd day of September 1945 inclusive and was subsequently commissioned in the Territorial Force before the 1st day of May 1949, or, having enlisted in the ranks of the Territorial Force before the 1st day of March 1950, was subsequently commissioned in the Territorial Force:
gService in the ranks of the Territorial Force from the date of mobilisation or calling out for
full-time service until the last day of any leave granted at the termination of full-time service:
Provided that the individual was serving on the 2nd day of September 1939, and was mobilised
or called out as foresaid on or after the date and was subsequently commissioned in the
Territorial Force: Provided also that he rejoined the reactivated Territorial Force before the 1st of May 1949:
hCommissioned service, other than Regular Force service, in that part of the New Zealand Armyknown as Kayforce during the period from the 29th day of August 1950 to the 31st day of August 1957 (inclusive): Provided that the individual was serving in the Territorial Force immediately prior to enlistment for service with Kayforce, or having served with Kayforce, was subsequently commissioned in the territorial Force:
iCommissioned service as an officer with the cadet forces of New Zealand, when continuous with other qualifying service, may continue to be taken into account as single qualifying service for the award of the Efficiency Decoration or clasp until such time as his qualifying period for that award has been completed; but , thereafter, his service with cadets will count only as qualifying service for the award of the Cadet Forces Medal.

8 Half Qualifying Service
The following shall count as half qualifying service:
aService, after attaining the age of 17 years, in the ranks of any of the authorised auxiliary
forces of the Commonwealth:
bService in the ranks of the permanent naval or military forces of New Zealand or of the United Kingdom or of a dominion or colony during the period from the 4th day of August 1914 to the 31st day of December 1921 inclusive: Provided that the individual was subsequently commissioned into the Territorial Force:
cService in the ranks of the regular forces of the Navy, Army, or Air Force of New Zealand or the United Kingdom, or any other Commonwealth country, during the period from the 2nd day
of September 1939 to the 1st day of May 1949 (inclusive): Provided that the individual was commissioned into the Territorial Force before the 1st day of May 1949 or, having enlisted into the ranks of the Territorial Force before the 1st day of March 1950, was subsequently commissioned into Territorial Force:
d Service, other than Regular Force service, in the ranks of that part of the New Zealand Army known as Kayforce during the period from the 29th day of August 1950 to the 31st day of
August 1957 (inclusive): Provided that the individual, having been enlisted in the ranks of the
Territorial Force, was subsequently commissioned therein.

9 Non-qualifying Service
The following shall not count as qualifying service:
aAny service in an honorary capacity:
bService in the force in which the officer, qualified for and was awarded the Volunteer Officer's Decoration, the Territorial Decoration, or the Colonial Auxiliary Officers' Decoration:
cAny service that was previously been recognised by the award of an Efficiency Medal and
clasp or clasps, or any Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, or the Cadet Forces Medal:
dService in the ranks, except such service as may be counted under regulations 7 and 8
hereof:
eAny year in which the officer is not certified as efficient as required by regulation 5(1) (d) hereof:
fAny service rendered before attaining the age of 17 years:
gAny service with or in the New Zealand Cadet Corps, except such service as may be counted under regulation 7(i) hereof.

10 Clasp to the Efficiency Decoration
aAn officer of the Territorial Force who--
iCompletes a further six years' efficient qualifying service, reckoned as hereinbefore
provided, over the above and initial 12 years required for the decoration; and
iiCompletes to the satisfaction of his Commanding Officer the prescribed period of
obligatory training in each year of the aforesaid period; and
iiiIs certified each year as being efficient by the Commanding Officer of his unit, -
shall be entitled to a clasp to be worn on the ribbon of the decoration:
ivProvided that when an officer has been awarded the decoration for 20 years'
non-continuous service under the regulation in force before the commencement of the
Efficiency Decoration Regulations 1954*, and, as part of that service, completed 12 years'
continuous service on or after the 3rd day of September 1939, he may have his qualifying
service reassessed under these regulations for the purpose of determining his eligibility for
a clasp or clasps to the decoration.
bA clasp shall be awarded for every subsequent period of six years' efficient service competed as foresaid.
cIn undress and in service uniform when ribbons only are worn, the grant of clasps shall be denoted by the wearing on the ribbon of a small silver rose or roses according to the number of clasps awarded; such rose or roses, as the case may be, will not be worn on the ribbon when the decoration itself is worn.

11 Application of the Decoration
aApplications for the decoration shall be made on Army form N.Z. 76. They shall be forward toArmy Headquarters through normal channels. The District, etc., Commander must certify the applicant as being efficient and thoroughly capable, and in every way deserving of the Efficiency Decoration. An officer who is no longer serving shall forward his application through the unit in which he completed his qualifying service for the decoration, or, if the unit has been disbanded, directly to Army Headquarters. Applications must be recommended by the officer who commanded the unit at the time when the applicant completed his qualifying service, and if that officer is not available the unit shall state the fact on the application when forwarding it to Army Headquarters for consideration.
bAll awards of the decoration shall be subject to the approval of the Governor-General, and the names of those officers upon whom he confers the decoration shall be published in Army Orders and a register of the awards shall be kept and maintained at Army Headquarters.

12 Forfeiture and Restoration
aAn officer to whom the decoration has been awarded who has deserted the forces or suffers death through sentence of Court-martial, or is cashiered, dismissed, or removed from the forces for misconduct, shall, on the recommendation of the Minister of Defence and with the approval of the Governor-General, forfeit the decoration and any clasp or clasps.
bAn officer to whom the decoration has been awarded, or who may be entitled to the decoration or to any clasp or clasps, who is convicted of an offence of treason, sedition, mutiny, cowardice, desertion, or disgraceful conduct of an unnatural kind, or who is convicted of a criminal offence by the civil power, shall, on the recommendation of the Minister of Defence and with the approval of the Governor-General, forfeit the decoration and any clasp or clasps, or any entitlement thereto.
cIn any case in which the decoration has been forfeited under these regulations or the corresponding provisions of any former regulations, the Governor-General may, on the recommendation of the Minister of Defence, approve of the restoration of the decoration and any clasp or clasps.

13 Revocation
The Efficiency Decoration Regulations 1954* are hereby revoked.

Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of March 1966.

DEAN J. EYRE,
Minister of Defence.