With the award of one of the RSA's highest badges of recognition, Whangārei man D'Arcy Bailey now shares a special honour with Prince Harry.

The list of RNZ Returned and Services Association (RSA) offices held by the army veteran who saw active service in the 1960s in Malaya, Borneo and Singapore is too long to print.

That solid gold record of service to his fellows and his country has earned Bailey the also solid gold RNZ Returned and Services Association Badge in Gold and Certificate, presented to him on Saturday.

So rarely awarded is the Gold Badge, only four living

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