HENSTOCK, Richard Clive
Warrant Officer, Royal New Zealand Navy

CITATION
New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
Queen's Birthday Honours 2 June 2014
Warrant Officer Richard Clive HENSTOCK (Royal New Zealand Navy), As the Weapons Engineering Warrant Officer on HMNZS TE KAHA
Warrant Officer (WO) HENSTOCK  has made a major contribution to the operational effectiveness of his ship, to other Royal New
Zealand Navy (RNZN) fleet units, and to ships of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). During Exercise RIMPAC 2012 he provided the RAN
with a number of solutions to gunnery issues that had already been implemented in the RNZN. He was also able to advise on the new
sensor suite of the frigate HMAS PERTH to improve the operational capability of the vessel. He assisted the communications team of
HMNZS TE KAHA with a series of exercise communications challenges, helping TE KAHA win one of the major exercise competitions of
RIMPAC 2012. In 2013 HMNZS TE MANA experienced serious problems with its Command and Control System software while operating
off the coast of Australia. WO HENSTOCK  was able to advise the onboard maintenance staff of some temporary solutions before flying
to Australia with a copy of the software. He boarded HMNZS TE MANA at sea and assisted the maintenance crew restore the ship’s operational
capability. Last year he also instructed the RAN's Principal Warfare Officers Conversion Course.





AWARDS
New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
New Zealand Operational Service Medal
New Zealand East Timor Medal
New Zealand General Service Medal (non warlike)
New Zealand General Service Medal (Afghanistan Secondry)
RNZN Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Regular

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