New Zealand Medals and Awards
Over the many years of the existence of the Legion of Frontiersmen, there has not been a great deal of service recognition except for the original Long Service and Efficiency Medal and Meritorious Service Medals.  The designs remained for several decades  (It is uncertain when the first were issued as records have been misplaced) It was during the 1980s in NZ that the first of NZ's modern awards was founded with the issuing of the Legion 5 year Star.  The United Kingdom and in particular the Commandant General was the awarding Authority of the Meritorious Service Medal.

Each of the many Commands of the Legion around the world also had their own range of medallic awards, and each was different than any of the other countries.  In 1994 it was decided that there should be a re-structuring of all the Legions awards, and so it was that in 1995/96 a new awards programme came into being that utilised those awards that had been previously used.  The following are details of the awards that have been in vogue within the Legion in New Zealand over the years 

After the New Zealand Command Conferences of 2005 and 2006 the awards of the New Zealand Command were finally set out properly and there were small changes made to reflect the individuality of the Command, and in 2006 there saw the re-introduction of the Pioneer Cross

New Zealand Division (Pre 2005)
New Zealand Cross of Merit (NZCM)
Legion Distinguished Service Cross (LDSC)
Legion Meritorious Service Medal (LMSM)
Pioneer Cross
Legion Cross of Merit (LCM)
5 Year Service Star
Long Service and Efficiency Medal
Legion Centennial Medal 2004
NZ 90th Anniversary Medal
Silver Fern (SF)

New Zealand Command (After June 2005)
Gold Pioneer Axe
Pioneer Axe
New Zealand Pioneer Cross
Silver Fern Award
New Zealand Legion Meritorious Service Medal
New Zealand Legion Star of Merit
New Zealand Long Service & Efficiency Medal
Centennial of Formation of the New Zealand Command Medal 2011

AWARD RIBBONS OF NEW ZEALAND

OTHER COMMAND'S AWARDS
AWARD RIBBONS OF SCOTLAND
AWARD RIBBONS OF THE INDEPENDENT OVERSEAS COMMAND
AWARD RIBBONS OF THE AUSTRALIAN DIVISION

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