The Royal New Zealand Air Force


In New Zealand, "The Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the Air Forces", was instituted by New Zealand Royal Warrant number1954/12 and Regulations 1954/13, which essentially re-enacted the British Royal Warrant.

The competition was restricted to members of the Regular Air Force.

Any assistance in completing the list of recipients would be gratefully received.

Year

Rank

Given Names

Surname

Unit/Formation

1954

Warrant Officer

F. Albert ("Bert")

Haycock

unknown - (email me information)

1955

Leading Aircraftsman

Murray. W. P.

Godwin

unknown - (email me information)

1956

Warrant Officer

F. Albert ("Bert")

Haycock (2)

unknown - (email me information)

1957

Warrant Officer

F. Albert ("Bert")

Haycock (3)

unknown - (email me information)

1958

Sergeant

Leonard P. ("Horse")

Boyd

unknown - (email me information)

1959

Sergeant

Colin G.

Robertson

unknown - (email me information)

1960

Leading Aircraftsman

H. V. ("Ham")

Childe

unknown - (email me information)

1961

Leading Aircraftsman

H. V. ("Ham")

Childe (2)

unknown - (email me information)

1962

Sergeant

Colin G.

Robertson (2)

unknown - (email me information)

1963

Flight Lieutenant

Graham C.

Derby

unknown - (email me information)

1964

Warrant Officer

F. Albert ("Bert")

Haycock (4)

unknown - (email me information)

1965

Sergeant

Peter. J.

Sears

unknown - (email me information)

1966

-

-

No Competition **

-

1967

-

-

No Competition **

-

1968

Flight Lieutenant

Anthony ("Tony") E.

West

unknown - (email me information)

1969

Warrant Officer

Colin G.

Robertson (3)

unknown - (email me information)

1970

Squadron Leader

Anthony ("Tony") E.

West (2)

unknown - (email me information)

1971

Warrant Officer

R. F.

Flutey

unknown - (email me information)

1972

Corporal

William ("Bill"). H.

Wilkinson

unknown - (email me information)

1973

Flight Sergeant

Murray. J.

Ross

unknown - (email me information)

1974

Wing Commander

Graham C.

Derby (2)

unknown - (email me information)

1975

Sergeant

Gerald ("Gerry") E.

Cuthbert

unknown - (email me information)

1976

Sergeant

Gerald ("Gerry") E.

Cuthbert (2)

unknown - (email me information)

1977

Sergeant

Gerald ("Gerry") E.

Cuthbert (3)

unknown - (email me information)

1978

Flight Sergeant

A. W.

Schischka

unknown - (email me information)

1979

Flight Sergeant

A. W.

Schischka (2)

unknown - (email me information)

1980

Flight Sergeant

John W.

Tasker

unknown - (email me information)

1981

Warrant Officer

Mark. J.

Gallagher

unknown - (email me information)

1982

Aircraftsman

V. J.

d'Ath

unknown - (email me information)

1983

Flying Officer

Michael Francis

Loughran

unknown - (email me information)

1984

Sergeant

David Martin

Craill

General Service Instructor

1985

Squadron Leader

Roger B.

Smith

unknown - (email me information)

1986

Flight Lieutenant

Donald ("Don"). J.

Ashton

unknown - (email me information)

1987

Squadron Leader

Roger B.

Smith (2)

unknown - (email me information)

1988

Flight Lieutenant

Michael Francis

Loughran (2)

unknown - (email me information)

1989

Sergeant

S. J.

Bakker

unknown - (email me information)

1990

Wing Commander

Roger B.

Smith (3)

unknown - (email me information)

1991

Corporal

Shaun ("Joey") R.

Meldrum

unknown - (email me information)

1992

Corporal

J. M.

Kovacs

unknown - (email me information)

1993

Corporal

J. M.

Kovacs (2)

unknown - (email me information)

1994

Corporal

J. M.

Kovacs (3)

unknown - (email me information)

1995

Corporal

B. W.

Large

unknown - (email me information)

1996

-

-

No Competition

-

1997

Corporal

J. M.

Kovacs (4)

unknown - (email me information)

1998

-

-

No Competition

-

1999

-

-

No Competition

-

2000

-

-

No Competition

-

2001

-

-

No Competition

-

2002

-

-

No Competition

-

2003

-

-

No Competition

-

2004

Sergeant

Shaun ("Joey") R.

Meldrum (2)

unknown - (email me information)

**No competition held due to discontinuance of the Combined Services Small Arms Association Annual Meetings.

I gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the following people in compiling this list:

Richard Skelsey, Neville Peach, Shaun (Joey) Meldrum, Brian Reeves, Mike Smith and Graham Derby.

 

To correct any of the information on this page, please contact me.

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