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NABBS Malcolm Charles
457585, Warrant Officer Second Class, 161 Battery, Royal New Zealand Artillery

CITATION
Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - Military
Gazetted in New Zealand Gazette number 53 dated 12 September 1966
Warrant Officer Second Class Malcolm Charles Nabbs has held the appointment of Battery Sergeant Major in 161 Field Battery, Royal New Zealand Artillery, throughout his tour of duty in the Republic of Vietnam.  During this time he has taken part in every combat operation to which the Battery has been committed. He has always demonstrated high standards of courage, steadiness, sense of responsibility and reliability far above those normally expected of a senior non-commissioned officer. Frequently called upon to organise and act on his own initiative he has given excellent service. His service, without doubt, has contributed greatly to the operational efficiency of the Battery.  He has firmly and efficiently maintained a high standard of discipline among the rank and file of the Battery. His unfailing loyalty towards and consideration for those both senior and junior to himself has won for him the loyalty and respect of all ranks.  Warrant Officer Second Class Nabbs, by his personal example, has greatly enhanced the reputation of the New Zealand soldier amongst those allied with whom the Battery has served.  The example set by Warrant Officer Second Class Nabbs has been in keeping with the highest traditions of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit and the New Zealand Army.

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star
Awarded 1 April 1966
Participating in the Operation Huong-Vuong 9 in Ben-Cat (Binh-Duong) from 14 to 29 of Sept. 1965, Sergeant Major NABBS belittled harassing fire from the VC, and directed effective artillery fire with outstanding skill which resulted in heavy casualties on the enemy.  Thanks to his praiseworthy devotion and bravery, Sergeant Major NABBS has accomplished his entrusted tasks which reflect credit upon himself and the Royal New Zealand Armed Forces.

Note: APPROVED for acceptance and wear.

AWARDS
Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)
New Zealand Operational Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
New Zealand General Service Medal (Warlike) - Vietnam
New Zealand Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Regular
Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star
Republic of Vietnam Service Star
1960

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