KENYON, Derek Frankland

Display Number:  0305  
Name:  Kenyon  Derek Frankland
Rank:  Chief Petty Officer Service Number:  L15742 (Royal New Zealand Navy)
Date Joined:  19th November 1947 (Royal Navy), 25th September 1959 (Royal New Zealand Navy) Date Discharged:  18th November 1954 (Royal Navy), 24th September 1971 (Royal New Zealand Navy)

Chief Petty Officer Kenyon joined the Royal Navy in 1947, serving in aircraft carriers, submarines and shore establishments. He left the RN in 1954. He then joined the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1959, serving in the patrol craft Maroro, the frigates Kaniere, Rotoiti and Otago, as well as the shore establishments Tamaki and Philomel.


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Medal Description (Left to Right):  
  • The Korea Medal - Instituted in 1951 to recognise service in the Korean War. It was awarded to all British Commonwealth forces who took part in the war between 2 July 1950 and 27 July 1953.
  • United Nations Medal (Korea) - Awarded for service during the Korean War (1 July 1950 to 27 July 1953) and for service in the first twelve months following the Armistice. It was manufactured in the language of each country that participated in the United Nations force in Korea. The ribbon is a blue background with a series of white stripes across its width. These are the basic colours of the United Nations.
  • Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 1954 onward - Originally awarded for 21 years exemplary conduct, but the period was reduced to 10 years in 1874, then later increased to 15 years. In March 1981 commissioned officers became eligible after 15 years service, provided at least twelve of those were served in the ranks.