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To read about our wide range of replica military war medals, click the above button for details on this page.
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Remembrance Poppy Lapel Badge
Remembrance Poppy
Lapel Badge
Remembrance Poppy Lapel Badge

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Remembrance Poppy Lapel Badge

RNZIR 'Originals' Monogram

RNZIR monogram
$12.50 all inclusive,
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New Zealand Replica Medals & Mounting Service ~ 'Ceremonial Excellence Quality Assured'

Mounting of existing medals sets and British Commonwealth military medals for ceremonial excellence is quality assured service for navy, army, air force war campaigns and defence force service. The Remembrance Poppy Lapel Badge, shown on the right, is available to you for wear on ANZAC Day and Armistice Day comes in a velvet case.

Other awards for mounting of medals sets include New Zealand Defence Service Medal, New Zealand Operational Service Medal, and New Zealand Honours such as Member of New Zealand Order of Merit. Awards of other countries, such as the Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal and other campaigns, is all in the day's work.

Replica medals for sale includes options for mounting medal sets for wear or framing. There are also the specialty customised mounted replica medal sets for World War I and World War II. WWI medals include the 1914-15 Star, The British War 1914-18 War Medal, and the Victory Medal. These are available as full or miniature sets.

As the New Zealand leading medal mounting business, our standard goal is 'Premier Quality Assured' military ceremonial excellence for Navy, Army, Air Force campaigns and defence force service. All medals fitted with original ribbon, sourced from New Zealand Defence Force on your behalf as required.

Replica medals of exceptional quality are also available for purchase and mounting for wear. All medals fitted with minimum of 15cm original ribbon supplied from our UK manufacturer, who supplies defence forces worldwide..

The premier quality service for mounting military war medals includes Australian and British forces, and those held by next-of-kin such as spouses, children, grand-children, nieces or nephews.

To read the definition of swing and formal court mount styles, click here.

Did you know?

Firstly, the proprietor of has many years service in the New Zealand Army regular and territorial forces. His service includes Malaysia, Borneo and South Vietnam with an infantry rifle company. Qualified as a first class All Arms Instructor he knows and understands ceremonial protocol and military medal awards.

Secondly, our professional medals processing techicians perform all medals mounting services to an exacting standard with quality products and materials obtained from reputable sources worldwide.

CAUTION: There are people now undertaking medals mounting because of the New Zealand Defence Service Medal requiring remount who have no previous experience, nor the proper equipment and materials required for a quality finish. Our work is quality assured

Medals Mounting Examples

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Typical WWI Mounted Medals.
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Typical mounting post-WWII Medals.

Medals before and after mounting gallery

The medals shown below indicates the quality of work by our Medals Processing Technicians in restoring your medal sets to a pristine condition after we have received them.Click images to enlarge.

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As received from customer. After mounting by our
Medals Processing Technician.
More than 30 years experience in mounting war campaign and award medals, plus 10 years army service that includes Malaysia, Borneo, and South Vietnam gives us the cutting edge to ceremonial excellence for mounting medals in court and swing style.

Personal name label:
We will print a label FREE, with the individual service number, last name, initials, Corp and/or branch of military service. The branches are Navy, Army and Air Force. The label will be fixed to the back of each set of court mounted medals, or sent separately.
For example, NZ12345 STUMPWATER A. B. RNZN
Be sure to send personal service details with the medals.


 Back to Index The GST inclusive mounting cost per medal is for materials, labour, and quality workmanship. The supply of a brooch bar with pin is extra. The return delivery cost of an average set of medals is $4.50 for packing and postage. An average signature-required courier charge is GST inclusive $7.00.

Special Note for Mounting New Zealand Defence Service Medal

If your medals set was previously mounted by us, and they are in a sound state, there is a fixed rebated charge to remount with the New Zealand Defence Service Medal. There are costs for administration, staff performing disassembly and reassembly of medal sets, procurement of materials required for remounting, and the fixed overheads.

From experience, the majority of suspender bars are reusable, therefore a straight exchange occurs with no cost to you. As of 1 March 2012, the GST inclusive fixed rates are:
  • 3-medals set
  • 4-medals set
  • 5-medals set
  • 6-medals set
  • 7-medals set
  • 8-medals set, or more
  • $42.00
  • $56.00
  • $70.00
  • $84.00
  • $95.00
  • $95.00
If you have had your medals set mounted by other sources and they are in a sound state, and not finished with adhesive glues, or have adhesive tape affixed to the medals, contact us to discuss the rebated charge for remounting to fit the New Zealand Defence Service Medal.

Medals Mounting Costings

See the simple price schedule below to calculate the price per number of medals to be mounted. All are fitted with new ribbon, and polished for a lifetime of regular use at ANZAC Day parades, formal occasions, civic functions, funerals and suchlike.

Full Size Medals GST Inclusive Price Schedule, as from 1 October 2010.
No. Mount Pin SubTotal Pack/Post Total
1. 17.00 9.75 26.75 4.50 31.25
medals on jacket

bonus  FREE - Fastening Medals to Garment

When FOUR or more medals are mounted we will supply you the method and instructions to fasten medals to outer garments, as like members of Royal Households. This eliminates inserting a brooch pin through a garment. The method also eliminates suspending medals from a pocket holder, which can damage stitching on top pockets.
2. 34.00 9.75 43.75 4.50 48.25
3. 51.00 10.75 62.75 4.50 67.25
4. 68.00 10.75 78.75 4.50 83.25
5. 85.00 10.75 95.75 4.50 100.25
6. 102.00 10.75 112.75 4.50 117.25
7. 119.00 10.75 129.75 4.50 134.25
8. 136.00 10.75 146.75 151.25 4.50 151.25
9. 153.00 10.75 163.75 4.50 168.25
10. 170.00 10.75 180.75 4.50 185.25
11. 187.00 10.75 197.75 4.50 202.25
12. 204.00 10.75 214.75 4.50 219.25
Miniature Medals Costs
The GST inclusive cost for mounting miniatures is GST inclusive $11.00 per medal, brooch pin is usually about $9.50, and pack and post $4.50 if mailed as a separate package to full medals. Send an email to obtain a quote

Riband Bars

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The full range of riband bars can be made up for you, from World War I through to current military service. Contact us by email for pricing.


New Ribbon for New Zealand Defence Service Medals Remounting

To assist New Zealand Defence Service Medal [NZDSM] recipients have their remounts undertaken efficiently and without undue delay, the following is about ribbon required for all medals involved. The major problem for remounting is that the NZDSM has insufficient ribbon for remounting with exisitng medals awarded to recipients, this fact is acknowledged by NZDF.

Our Remounting Processes

If your medals set to be remounted was mounted previously by us the existing ribbon condition for the greater majority will be reusable in our remounting process This avoids having to request new ribbon from NZDF Medals Office.

Medal Ribbon Application to NZDF Medals Office

If you require new ribbon, click this link to make electronic application for your medal ribbon.

Application can also be made by writing to the NZDF Medals Office, Private Bag 905, Upper Hutt 5140. Also by telephone (04) 527 5270.

Ensure you request ribbon for ALL medals. If five medals need remounting and only the NZDSM ribbon is requested that is what NZDF Medals Office sends to you, requiring us to to requisition ribbon for the additional medals.

Accessories for Sale

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Small medals case.
For miniature medal sets.
Medium medals case.
For up to 4 full medals.
Large medals case.
For 5 or more medals.
Medals pocket holder.
Holds medals in jacket top pocket.
A useful tip for the New Zealand Defence Service Medal box:
Convert the box into a display case for upto 4 full mounted medals and upto 8 miniature medals. Remove the box inner pad by pulling on the white tab attached to it, thereby creating a display case as shown in the images below. Click on an image to expand.
New Zealand Defence Service Medal box medals display case
New Zealand Defence Service Medal box medals display case
Full Medals Display Case
New Zealand Defence Service Medal box medals display case
Miniature Medals Display Case

Replica Medals for Sale

The full range of replica medals are available from us, from World War I through to the East Timor medals. See the replica medals page via the following links.....

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Available as a full or miniature medal, the replicas are of the highest quality. Email us now with your requirements and a quote.

Sending your medals to us

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Send your medals to us by courier standard post, courier is the safest means. Include your name and mailing address, and email address. Include the medal recipient's service details for the label placed on the back of court mounted medals and medals display cases.
31 English Street
St Andrews
Hamilton 3200
Phone [07] 849 9982
Please make cheques payable to Premier Strategics, include applicable packing and postage fee.

Our Hamilton Location

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Our customer feedback

Hi Victor, Melanie, Katherine
I received my father's medals today 14-02-12 at about 12:30 and they are great and a great service thank you very much. I wish all businesses were like yours, great.
MW, Porirua 14 February 2012

I'd just like to let you know that the replica medals arrived last Friday and we are delighted with them. They will be put on display with other Judson memorabilia we have in our collections.
Albertland Museum and Heritage Centre, Wellsford. 21 Jul 2011.

Mounted medals arrived today, outstanding, very pleased, first time I've seen my Dad brought to tears.
J C, Mosgiel. 8 Dec 2010.

Mounted medals arrived yesterday. I am impressed with both the standard of your work and your efficiency in dealing with this matter from the other end of the country.
J C, Mosgiel. 8 Dec 2010.

Please accept the enclosed book as a token of gratitude for the professional job on my medals.
J R, Thames

Many thanks for a job well done with my Godfather's and my own medals. I appreciate the trouble you have taken in getting things done for me, and the modest cost.
L S, Hamilton

I'm calling tonight to let you know my medals arrived today. I am absolutely thrilled with the result, an excellent job. Thank you ever so much.
K C, Masterton

We have an update for you. What a true expert you are in your field! You told me that my Dad was entitled to two more medals and bingo what did I receive by courier today but the NZ Operational Service Medal. I have also got notification that he is also to get the PJM Medal and that his name has been forwarded to the High Commission of Malaysia in Wellington and they will undertake the approval and presentation of the medal!!
T P, Hamilton. 8 March 2006.

Medals [WWII] arrived last week safely. Many thanks for your prompt and efficient service. Very professional and top quality. I am sure the family will value them in the future.
G H A, Palmerston North. 1 September 2006.

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the brilliant job that you did on my medals. I received them this morning and they look great. In all the places around the world I have had them mounted I can honestly say that your service was the most professional.
M W, Palmerston North. 11 February 2010.
Customised Full Size WWI Medals Sets - Ready for Wear
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Customised Miniature WWI Sets Medals Sets - Ready for Wear
Miniatures of above sets.
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Customised Full Size WWII Medals Sets - Ready for Wear
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01M. Customised Miniature WWII Sets Medals Sets - Ready for Wear
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Miniatures of above set.

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02F. Customised Full Size WWII Medals Sets - Ready for Wear
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02M. Customised Miniature WWII Sets Medals Sets - Ready for Wear
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Miniatures of above set.

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Apply for New Zealand Military Medals

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If you are entitled to New Zealand military medals, apply for them by writing to the New Zealand Defence Forces medals section. Contact details are shown below.

To start the process to claim medals entitlement, write or email to:
 Staff Officer Medals
 Personnel Archives
 Private Bag 905

or, email by clicking on this link

Provide the following information that is identifiable, including that for next of kin if possible, to assist military Archives staff locate files:

  - Service Number
  - Surname
  - Full Given Names and any other names you are known by
  - Date and Place of Birth
  - Rank and Service (Army / Navy/ Airforce)
  - Regiment / Battalion/ Unit / Ship
  - Period of Service

If applicable; Next of Kin, Address and Occupation at time of Enlistment
Include your current address and contact phone number in all communications.

Records for World War One Service Personnel

All records for New Zealander's who served during WWI are held at Archives New Zealand, PO Box 12 050, Wellington.

New Zealand Defence Service Medal 2010

The New Zealand Defence Force medals office is accepting applications for the medal on an age-based schedule as descibed on the web page, seen by clicking here.. Applications can be submitted via the website link by clicking here.
New Zealand Defence Service Medal with clasps
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One or more clasps may be awarded with the medal. The number of clasps awarded to an individual will be determined by the type(s) of military service undertaken by the individual. The four clasps are: REGULAR (image shown above), TERRITORIAL, C.M.T. and NATIONAL SERVICE.

Information about the New Zealand Defence Service Medal can be viewed at the following New Zealand Defence Force web page, seen by clicking here

Military Campaigns involving New Zealand  Back to Index

Military campaigns New Zealanders have been involved in include the Boer War, World War I and World War II, in Japan as occupation forces following the Second World War, and the Korea War in the early 1950's. That was followed by the Malayan Emergency from the mid-1950's to early 1960's. In the mid 1960's New Zealanders were involved with Malaysia in its confrontation with Indonesia by active service on the Malay Peninsula mainland and in Borneo.

Commitment to the war in South Vietnam was undertaken from late 1960's until the early 1970's. Other global issues involving New Zealand military forces have included Rhodesia, mine clearing in Cambodia, the Gulf War, peace keeping in East Timor and a combat force in Afghanistan.

Overall, the major countries in which New Zealand Military forces have been engaged in outside the borders of their own country include France, Germany, Italy, North Africa, Burma, Southwest Pacific region, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Cambodia, Rhodesia, Middle East, East Timor, and Afghanistan.

New Zealand Military Campaign Medal Awards - In a Nutshell  Back to Index

The system of medallic issue is based on Honours, Decorations, and Awards. The order in which Orders, Decorations and Medals are worn in New Zealand is prescribed Cabinet of the New Zealand Government. However, only medals approved by the New Zealand Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, may be worn by serving military personnel.

Military forces active and non-active medallic issue is primarily for Gallantry, Bravery, Distinguished Conduct, and Campaigns. The following is a summary of the Campaign medals in a nutshell, consisting of War, operational, Peace keeping, and Special Service. Worn in date of order, awards include:
  • Campaign Stars and Medals awarded for service in the Second World War.
  • New Zealand Operational Service Medal, awarded for operational service after 3 September 1945
  • New Zealand Service Medal 1946-1949
  • Korea Medal
  • United Nations Korea War Medal
  • Naval General Service Medal [1915-1962]
  • General Service Medal [Army and RAF] [1918-1962]
  • General Service Medal [1962]
  • Vietnam Medal [1964]
  • Republic of South Vietnam Campaign Medal [1960-]
  • New Zealand General Service Meda 1992 [Warlike]
  • New Zealand General Service Meda 1992 [Non-warlike]
  • East Timor Medal
  • New Zealand General Service Medal [2002]
  • New Zealand Special Service Medal [2002]
  • New Zealand Defence Service Medal, awarded for attested military service since 3 September 1945
  • United Nations Medals and United Nations Special Service Medals
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Medals
  • South Korea War Service Medal

Order of Wear

Check the order in which honours and medals are worn by clicking here New Zealand Defence Force medals.

Medals Gallery Back to Index

Wearing of Decorations and Medals by Next of Kin or Family Members

The insignia of any order, decoration or medal, including miniatures, lapel badges and ribbons, may only be worn by the person to whom they were awarded.

There is a convention or custom that is widely understood that the next of kin and other relatives may wear, on the right side only, on ANZAC and similar days of remembrance, the service medals of deceased military personnel.

The convention is a matter of personal discretion, is limited to days of remembrance and applies only to service medals and decorations mounted on a medal bar (full-size or miniature) and not neck badges, sashes and badges, or breast stars.

Medal Mounting Facts   Back to Index

Medals Order of Wear
When ribbons alone are worn, up to four ribbons can be mounted in one row on a ribbon bar before a second row centered above the first is started. The senior medal ribbon is displayed on the top row closest to the lapel and the junior medal on the bottom row furtherest from the lapel.

We can advise on mounting and correct Order of Wear.
Court Mounting Style
The Court style presents your medals with ceremonial excellence! The style evolved from within the Royal Courts to eliminate the noise of medals clinking together as a wearer went about the court business. Hence, this style is the accepted standard for medals mounting that includes ensuring the medal itself is fastened. The swing style can contribute early damage to the face of medals and ribbon. Back to top of page.

Medals Etiquette

It is dictated by etiquette that medals be worn in court-mounted style when in Royal and Vice-Regal presence, and on full ceremonial occasions.

Medals Width

Often there is doubt about the quality of a job when the owner sees medals mounted and overlapped. The simple answer is that a single group of medals should not exceed a width of 163mm.

Thus, the normal ribbon is 32mm wide. An average group of five WWII medals mounted side-by-side, with tolerance for butting of ribbon edges, can equal 163mm. For six or more medals the group is overlapped to equal 160mm, on average. There are exceptions in order to maintain balance that include Honours, Decorations, and Awards for campaigns. For example, the ribbon width for some Honours, Korean and Vietnam war medals is 35mm to 38mm wide.

Medals Length

The length of a mounted military medal should not be less than 90mm, nor longer than 95mm. Requests for specifications outside these parameters will be met, however, please do not be offended if we point the preceding specifications in the first instance.

Medals Obverse/Reverse Sides

There are two sides to a medal, the obverse side and reverse. The obverse side is normally referred to as the 'face' side and consists of depictions of a monarch or coat of arms. The reverse side can include depictions of a variety of symbolics.

The correct order of medals mounting is the obverse side outermost, or to the front.