Royal Naval Reserve Decoration

Instituted in 1908, the Royal Naval Reserve Decoration was awarded to commissioned officers in the Royal Naval Reserve after fifteen years of service; active wartime service counting as double. Recipients are entitled to use the postnominal letters RD. White edging was added to the original plain dark green ribbon in 1941. The VRD was discontinued in the United Kingdom in 1966 but continued to be issued in New Zealand, instituted in 1985 as the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration with qualifying service backdated to 1977. The New Zealand RD is the exact same design as the RNR Decoration and uses the white edged green ribbon.