New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Full size medal - Unmounted with 15cm ribbon as required for swing mounting.
Miniature size medal - Unmounted with 10cm ribbon as required for swing mounting.
The New Zealand Defence Service Medal: This medal recognises non-operational and operational military service in the NZ Armed Forces by New Zealanders since 3 September 1945. The Royal Warrant for the NZ Defence Service Medal states that the medal is to recognise the contribution made to New Zealand by those who, on or after 3 September 1945, have undertaken attested service in the Royal New Zealand Navy, New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Air Force, regular or territorial forces, including those who undertook Compulsory Military Training (CMT) and National Service.