Queen Elizabeth II established the Queen’s Service Order (QSO) with its
associated Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) in 1975. The awards recognise
voluntary service to the community and service through elected and appointed office. Both the Order and Medal are for civilians only and military service is not eligible.
This Queens birthday saw three New Zealanders recognized.
Member of the order of merit
Mr Desmond Gerard Minehan, of Cromwell. For services to Fire and
Emergency New Zealand.
Queens Service Medal
MASON, Mr Ewan Cameron
For services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community
WALKER, Mr Ian Norman
For services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand