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1The Legion of Frontiersmen New Zealand Command has instituted the Gold Pioneer Axe in order to recognise exceptional and exemplary service to the New Zealand Command.

2.The award will be properly known as the "Gold Pioneer Axe" which is described as a "Gold bushman's plumb axe"

3.The award will be worn (one inch) 25mm above the right breast pocket on the Legion uniform, and shall replace the Pioneer Axe in silver

4.There will be no more than five serving Legion members as holders of the Gold Pioneer Axe at any one time.

5.Only one award of the Gold Pioneer Axe may be made in any one calendar year.  Years of non-issue may not be accumulated.

6.The Gold Pioneer Axe can only be awarded within New Zealand.

7.The Gold Pioneer Axe may only be awarded once to any one individual.

8.The recipient may use the post-nominal GPNR.

9.Unit Commanders may not make application for this award

10Subject to these regulations the Gold Pioneer Axe is awarded by the members of New Zealand Headquarters, to a person who has rendered a continuous period
   of not less than fifty years service to the New Zealand Command.

11The character and conduct of the nominee for the award shall be considered irreproachable and exemplary.

12Every recipient of the Gold Pioneer Axe shall already be a Life Member of New Zealand Command.

13A register of names of awardees shall be maintained by New Zealand Headquarters.

14All awards shall be notified in Routine Orders

15The Gold Pioneer Axe cannot be revoked once awarded

5625 TWISLETON Francis Morphet (posthumously)
18770 FINDLATER James Chalmers
16713 CARNCROSS Claude Walter
250 BATHE Claude Thomas
801 FUNNELL David Spencer
913 BAKER Douglas John
3138 LONGSTAFF Maurice Donald
3538 McINTYRE Alick
1106 HAMMOND Raymond
1105 YORKE Desmond
1360 LEPPER Alan W.G
1578 YEARBURY Donald

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