The Otago and Southland Regiment is a Territorial Force unit of the New Zealand Army. It was originally formed in 1948 by the amalgamation of two separate regiments: // Structure of the New Zealand Army The New Zealand Army (or NZ Army) is the land armed force of the New Zealand military and comprises around 4,500 regular personnel and 2,500 non-regulars and civilians. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...
The regiment become a TF battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment in 1964 during the reorganisation of the army. This was until the later reorganisation of 1999, which saw the TF battalions split from the RNZIR to become multi-function battalion groups. The Otago and Southland Regiment became the 4th Otago and Southland Battalion Group, with the following unit types: Cap Badge of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment The Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment is the main unit in the regular army of New Zealand. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...
Infantry - Otago Company, Southland Company, Scottish Company
Medical - Field Surgical Team, Otago University Medical Company
Logistics - Unit Supply Team
Battle Honours (the regiment perpetuates the battle honours of the 23rd, 26th, 30th and 37th Battalions, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force)
South Africa 1900 - 1902
First World War: Somme 1916 - 1918, Messines 1917, Ypres 1917, Passchendaele, Bapaume 1918, Cambrai 1918, ANZAC, France and Flanders 1916-18, Gallipoli, Egypt 1915-16, Galatas
Second World War: Mount Olympus, Sidi Rezegh 1941, El Alamein, Orsogna, Tebaga Gap, Cassino 1, The Senio, Solomons
Second World War (awarded to NZEF Battalions): Solomons, Vella Lavella, Green Islands, South Pacific 1942-44
The Otago and SouthlandRegiment is a Territorial Force unit of the New Zealand Army.
In turn, those two regiments were the heirs of the original 4th (Otago Rifles) Regiment, 10th (North Otago) Regiment, 8th (Southland Rifles) Regiment and 14th (South Otago) Regiment formed in the early 1900s.
The regiment become a TF battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment in 1964 during the reorganisation of the army.
The King's Regiment was a regiment of the British Army, part of the King's Division.
It was formed by the amalgamation of the the King's Regiment (Liverpool) and the Manchester Regiment on 1 September 1958.
In December 2004, it was announced that the King's Regiment, along with the King's Own Royal Border Regiment and the Queen's Lancashire Regiment, would be amalgamated to form the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border) as part of the restructuring of the infantry.
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