The NZSAS was accorded regimental status in 2013. This current-issue GENUINE NZSAS Regiment Alloy challenge coin celebrates their becoming "Regimental" (Previously they were, variously, a "Squadron", and a "Group"). This Trooper-ISSUED and OFFICIALLY IMPRESSED named, DATED, & service numbered example was awarded to the NZSAS trooper in 2014. Manufactured in Australia by Platatac Who officially contract-manufacture many of the S.Australian Special Air Service Regimental challenge coins and insignia. The Platatac logo (A Platypus SKULL) appears in white, on THE EDGE of the coin.
The "NOTCH" seen dead-center at base is NOT "DAMAGE ". It is an aid to positively locate the coin when it was PERSONALLY NAMED with rank (Trooper) date of issue, and RECIPIENT's SERVICE NUMBER. This is done so that were these to come on the market? They SELDOM, if EVER, do!!
This named example IS EXCEPTIONALLY RARE and almost UNIQUE in my experience. An EXTREMELY RARE and entirely genuine N.
ONLY available to serving members of New Zealand's elite Special Forces Regiment. Just like all items that I sell :.The New Zealand Special Air Service, 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.
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This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\Other Militaria\SAS". The seller is "phillip_in_new_zealand" and is located in Auckland. This item can be shipped worldwide.