Certificate of appreciation
The certificate of appreciation and lapel pin honour service of several kinds. You qualify for the certificate and pin if you are, or have been, one of:
- a veteran of the New Zealand Armed Forces with qualifying operational service under the Veterans’ Support Act (application form has list of deployments)
- a civilian deployed with the New Zealand Defence Force, with qualifying operational service under the Veterans’ Support Act
- a recipient of the New Zealand Operational Service Medal, with service in the New Zealand Armed Forces or the New Zealand Police
- a Land Girl with the New Zealand Women’s Land Service during the Second World War.
The certificate carries the signatures of the Prime Minister and Minister of Veterans’ Affairs. It expresses the thanks of the government and people of New Zealand for the service given.