For security reasons relating to the New Zealand Defence Force, the identity of the recipient of the following award was not made public in the Special Honours List 2014, as published in a special edition of the New Zealand Gazette, 15 December 2014, No. 151, Notice No. 2014-vr7680, dated the 9th day of December 2014:
New Zealand Gallantry Awards
The Queen has been pleased to approve the following New Zealand Gallantry Awards.
New Zealand Gallantry Star (NZGS)
To receive the New Zealand Gallantry Star:
New Zealand Defence Force
Corporal David Steven Askin
1 New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment
Corporal Steve Askin displayed outstanding gallantry on several occasions in Afghanistan in 2011. Corporal Askin repeatedly faced heavy fire from determined enemies and sustained several wounds in the line of duty, while contributing to the resolution of several incidents, the protection of civilian life and undermining enemy operations. Corporal Askin’s performance was of the highest order and in keeping with the finest traditions of New Zealand’s military record.
Dated at Wellington this 15th day of February 2017.
MICHAEL WEBSTER, Clerk of the Executive Council.