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Nuclear test veterans' medal

Nuclear test veterans' medal

The New Zealand special service medal (nuclear testing) was instituted in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II. It was one of several medals for military personnel involved in special operations not usually recognised by a campaign medal. This medal recognised the service of those who were part of an official presence at atmospheric nuclear tests.

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Gerald Hensley, 'Cold War - Questioning the Cold War, 1955 to 1985', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/32708/nuclear-test-veterans-medal (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Gerald Hensley, published 20 Jun 2012