The Government has agreed that Royal New Zealand Artillery personnel who served in the Vietnam War will be awarded the Australian Unit Citation for Gallantry.
The Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy, will make a formal presentation to service personnel who were Mentioned in Despatches (MID), during the Vietnam War, at ceremonies in Auckland and Wellington this week.
Coinciding with the opening of the Invictus Games, Minister for Veterans Ron Mark met with his counterparts, or their representatives, from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States at an International Ministerial Conference on Veterans’ Issues at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney on 20 and 21 October 2018.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Veterans Ron Mark say they were honoured to be with the families of service personnel as they welcomed their loved ones home.
Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has tabled in Parliament a review of the operation of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014.
The Government has extended an offer of repatriation to the families of all Service personnel, and their dependants, who were buried overseas after 1 January 1955.