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Special Honours List 9 December 2014 (Gallantry Awards)

SPECIAL HONOURS LIST - 9 December 2014

NEW ZEALAND GALLANTRY AWARDS

The Queen has been pleased to approve the following New Zealand Gallantry Awards.

NEW ZEALAND GALLANTRY STAR (NZGS)

To receive the New Zealand Gallantry Star:

NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE

Corporal David Steven Askin

1 New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment

(For security reasons relating to the New Zealand Defence Force the identity of the recipient was not made public until 15 February 2017.) 

Citation

Corporal Steve Askin displayed outstanding gallantry on several occasions in Afghanistan in 2011. Corporal Askin repeatedly faced heavy fire from determined enemies and sustained several wounds in the line of duty, while contributing to the resolution of several incidents, the protection of civilian life and undermining enemy operations. Corporal Askin’s performance was of the highest order and in keeping with the finest traditions of New Zealand’s military record.

Serviceman J

Citation

Serviceman J attended an incident in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2011. Serviceman J demonstrated outstanding gallantry and leadership under heavy fire from a determined enemy, contributing to the resolution of the incident and the protection of comrades and civilian life. Serviceman J’s performance was of the highest order and in keeping with the finest traditions of New Zealand’s military record.

NEW ZEALAND GALLANTRY DECORATION (NZGD)

To receive the New Zealand Gallantry Decoration:

NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE

Serviceman W

Serviceman W attended an incident in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2011. Serviceman W demonstrated exceptional gallantry under heavy fire from a determined enemy, was wounded in the line of duty, and contributed to the resolution of the incident and the protection of comrades and civilian life. Serviceman W’s performance was in keeping with the finest traditions of New Zealand’s military record.

Serviceman H

Serviceman H attended an incident in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2011. Serviceman H demonstrated exceptional gallantry under heavy fire from a determined enemy, contributing to the resolution of the incident and the protection of comrades and civilian life. Serviceman H’s performance was in keeping with the finest traditions of New Zealand’s military record.

NEW ZEALAND GALLANTRY AWARDS

The Governor-General, under authority delegated by The Queen, has been pleased to approve the following New Zealand Gallantry Awards:

NEW ZEALAND GALLANTRY MEDAL (NZGM)

To receive the New Zealand Gallantry Medal:

NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE

Serviceman J

Serviceman J demonstrated gallantry in exposing himself to enemy fire to provide medical support to a wounded comrade during an operation in Afghanistan in 2011. Serviceman J’s performance was in keeping with the finest traditions of New Zealand’s military record.

Serviceman D

Serviceman D attended an incident in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2011. Serviceman D displayed gallantry in exposing himself to direct fire to assist a wounded comrade, providing leadership in a hazardous environment, and contributing to the resolution of the incident and the protection of civilian life. Serviceman D’s performance was in keeping with the finest traditions of New Zealand’s military record.

Serviceman A

Serviceman A attended an incident in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2011. Serviceman A demonstrated gallantry in co-ordinating tactical support and communications while exposing himself to the threat of enemy fire, contributing to the resolution of the incident and the protection of comrades and civilian life. Serviceman A’s performance was in keeping with the finest traditions of New Zealand’s military record.

Serviceman C

Serviceman C attended an incident in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2011. Serviceman C demonstrated gallantry in the protection of comrades and civilian life and in contributing to the resolution of the incident under hazardous circumstances. Serviceman C’s performance was in keeping with the finest traditions of New Zealand’s military record.

Serviceman S

Serviceman S attended an incident in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2011. Serviceman S displayed gallantry in facing a determined enemy, providing leadership in a hazardous environment, and ultimately contributing to the resolution of the incident and the protection of civilian life. Serviceman S’s performance was in keeping with the finest traditions of New Zealand’s military record.

Dated at Wellington this 9th day of December 2014.

MICHAEL WEBSTER, Clerk of the Executive Council.