SCARCE obsolete NZSAS Support Squadron unit member's Challenge Coin from the period when NZSAS was a "Group" Gp. The NZSAS was accorded regimental status in 2013. So I would imagine there is a later version of the NZSAS Support Squadron unit member's Challenge Coin?One that would now reflect NZSAS's REGIMENTAL STATUS, but if so? I have never seen one (These coins are RARE and jealously guarded by NZSAS). The Maker's Mark impressed into the edge of this coin E. The Support Squadron is responsible for meeting the support needs of the NZSAS Regiment and includes logistics, intelligence, medical, administration and communications personnel. Personnel are given specific trade training upon joining the Regiment as well as having the opportunity to complete other specialist courses such as parachuting. Qualified Support Squadron personnel wear the sand beret with their corps badge. The 1st New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment, abbreviated as 1 NZSAS Regt, was formed on 7 July 1955 and is the special forces unit of the New Zealand Army, closely modelled on the British Special Air Service (SAS). It traces its origins to the Second World War and the famous Long Range Desert Group that New Zealanders served with.
The New Zealand Government states that NZSAS is the "premier combat unit of the New Zealand Defence Force" and it has been operationally deployed to locations including the Pacific region, Afghanistan, and the jungles of South-East Asia. Individual members of the NZSAS have received honours and awards, most notably the Victoria Cross for New Zealand awarded to Corporal Willie Apiata. In 2004, the unit was awarded the United States Presidential Unit Citation for its contribution in Afghanistan. It has the responsibility of conducting counter-terrorism and overseas special operations and performing the disposal of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive hazards for military and civilian authorities.I have several other GENUINE S. BUT if you wish to combine items? If you pay before invoice received? Any questions please MESSAGE ME. BECAUSE we must PAY GST on all locally-delivered sales :. A GST receipt or Invoice will be supplied on request. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\Other Militaria\SAS". The seller is "phillip_in_new_zealand" and is located in this country: NZ.
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