Companion of the Queen's Service Order

award in the Queen's Service Order

The Queen's Service Order (QSE) is an Order of Chivilry in New Zealand. It was created by royal warrant of Queen Elizabeth II on 13 March 1975. The order is used to recognise "valuable voluntary service to the community or meritorious and faithful services to the Crown or similar services within the public sector, whether in elected or appointed office". The Queen's Service Order replaced the Imperial Service Order in New Zealand.[2]

Queen's Service Order
Awarded by the Monarch of New Zealand
Award of New Zealand
Sovereign Charles III
Established 13 March 1975
Last induction 31 December 2022
Total inductees 219[1]
Next (higher) New Zealand Bravery Star
Next (lower) Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit
Related Queen's Service Medal
Ribbon of the Queen's Service Order

The title of the Order recognises the fact that Queen Elizabeth II was the first New Zealand monarch to be officially titled Queen of New Zealand.[2]

Important members and officers change

References change

  1. Medal Yearbook 2023. Honiton, Devon: Token. 2022. p. 545. ISBN 978-1-908828-63-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Queen's Service Order". 2021. Retrieved 2021-02-02.
  3. "The Order of New Zealand / The New Zealand Order of Merit / The Queen's Service Order". New Zealand Gazette. 6 December 2022. Retrieved 14 December 2022.

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