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Encyclopedia > Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment
New Zealand Army

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The Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1 NZIR) is the main unit in the regular army of New Zealand. It was formed January 9, 1947 as the New Zealand Regiment with a single infantry battalion as part of the newly created infantry corps. // 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. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... // 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. ... // 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. ... // 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. ... Combatants United Kingdom France India Australia New Zealand Newfoundland Ottoman Empire Commanders Sir Ian Hamilton Otto Liman von Sanders Strength 5 divisions (initial) 14 divisions (final) 6 divisions (initial) 14 divisions (final) Casualties 252,000 (205,000 British, 47,000 French) dead 97,000 wounded 145,000+ sick 253,000... An ANZAC soldier gives water to a wounded Turk The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (popularly abbreviated as ANZAC) was originally an army corps of Australian and New Zealand troops who fought in World War I at Gallipoli, in the Middle East and on the Western Front. ... The Special Air Service of New Zealand (NZ SAS) was formed in June 1955 as an elite New Zealand Army unit capable of special missions. ... The New Zealand Intelligence Corp is one of the smallest corps in the New Zealand Army. ... // 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. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Symbol of the Austrian 14th Armoured Battalion in NATO code In military terminology, a battalion consists of two to six companies typically commanded by a lieutenant colonel. ...


By August 1, 1947 the regiment was augmented by the reorganisation of the Jayforce (the occupation force of Japan: August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

  • 1st Battalion - redesignation of original regiment
  • 2nd Battalion - redesignation of 22nd Battalion, NZEF
  • 3rd Battalion - redesignation of 27th Battalion, NZEF

The 2nd and 3rd Battalions were disbanded in 1948 following their return to New Zealand. The honours and traditions of the 22nd Battalion, NZEF were then perpetuated through the Wellington (City of Wellington's Own) Regiment, the Hawke's Bay Regiment and the Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regiment. The 2nd Battalion was raised again in 1959 and saw service in Malaya before converting to a depot for the 1st Battalion in 1963. The regiment received its present name on April 1, 1964, when all of the Territorial Force battalions were absorbed into its structure, receiving battalion numbers: 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Wellington (City of Wellingtons Own) and Hawkes Bay Regiment is a Territorial Force unit of the New Zealand Army. ... The Wellington (City of Wellingtons Own) and Hawkes Bay Regiment is a Territorial Force unit of the New Zealand Army. ... The Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regiment is a Territorial Force unit of the New Zealand Army. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Federation of Malaya, or in Malay Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, was formed in 1948 from the British settlements of Penang and Malacca and the nine Malay states and replaced the Malayan Union. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ...

This structure was in place until 1999, when the TF regiments resumed their separate identities following the re-organisation of the army structure. Today, the RNZIR has three battalions: The Canterbury, and Nelson-Marlborough and West Coast Regiment is a Territorial Force unit of the New Zealand Army. ... The Auckland (Countess of Ranfurlys Own) and Northland Regiment is a Territorial Force unit of the New Zealand Army. ... The Otago and Southland Regiment is a Territorial Force unit of the New Zealand Army. ... The Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regiment is a Territorial Force unit of the New Zealand Army. ... The Hauraki Regiment is a Territorial Force unit of the New Zealand Army. ... The Wellington (City of Wellingtons Own) and Hawkes Bay Regiment is a Territorial Force unit of the New Zealand Army. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

  • 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (mechanised infantry) - the original battalion formed in 1947.
  • 2/1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (light infantry) - originally the 2nd Battalion, this was given its current name in 1973.
  • 3/1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment - formed as a cadre in 1999 to be mobilised using Territorial Force infantry units as needed.

Upon mobilisation of TF infantry units from the six battalion groups, each of the regular battalions would be augmented by a company, while the remaining four would be used to form 3/1st Battalion. 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... // US Army In the United States military, infantry companies are usually made up of three rifle platoons and a heavy weapons platoon; tank companies are usually made up of three tank platoons and a command element. ...


In addition, the RNZIR contributed two companies to the ANZAC Battalion in Vietnam between 1968 and 1971. It is this that has provided the RNZIR with its only battle honour thus far, which is the only battle honour awarded by New Zealand since World War II. // US Army In the United States military, infantry companies are usually made up of three rifle platoons and a heavy weapons platoon; tank companies are usually made up of three tank platoons and a command element. ... The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (popularly abbreviated as ANZAC) was originally an army corps of Australian and New Zealand troops who fought in World War I at Gallipoli, in the Middle East and on the Western Front. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ...


Battle Honours

Cap Badge of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment
Cap Badge of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment
  • Battle Honours of 22nd Battalion, NZEF
    • The Second World War1: Mount Olympus, Servia Pass, Olympus Pass, Elasson, Molos, Greece 1941, Crete, Maleme, Galatas, Canea, 42nd Street, Withdrawal to Sphakia, Middle East 1941-44, Tobruk 1941, Sidi Rezegh 1941, Sidi Azeiz, Belhamed, Zemla, Alam Hamza, Mersa Matruh, Minqar Qaim, Defence of Alamein Line, Ruweisat Ridge, El Mreir, Alam el Halfa, North Africa 1940-42, El Alamein, El Agheila, Tebaga Gap, Point 201 (Roman Wall), El Hamma, Enfidaville, Takrouna, North Africa 1940-43, The Sangro, Castel Frentano, Orsogna, Cassino I, Arezzo, Monte Lignano, Advance to Florence, Cerbaia, San Michele, Paula Line, Celle, Faenza Pocket, Rio Fontanaccia, Pisciatello, The Senio, Santerno Crossing, Bologna, Sillaro Crossing, Gaiana Crossing, Idice Bridgehead, Italy 1943-45
  • Battle Honours of 27th (M.G.) Battalion, NZEF
    • The Second World War2: Veve, Greece 1941, Crete, Galatas, Middle East 1941-44, Tobruk 1941, Sidi Azeiz, Mersa Matruh, Minqar Qaim, Defence of Alamein Line, El Mreir, Alam el Halfa, El Alamein, Tebaga Gap, El Hamma, Enfidaville, Takrouna, North Africa 1940-43, The Sangro, Castel Frentano, Orsogna, Cassino I, Advance to Florence, Cerbia, San Michele, Paula Line, Celle, Faenza Pocket, St Angelo in Salute, Pisciatello, Bologna, Sillaro Crossing, Gaiana Crossing, Italy 1943-45
  • South Vietnam 1967-703

1. battle honours identical for 19th Battalion (through 5 October 1942) and 25th Battalion; awarded 1957 to successors The Wellington Regt (CWO) , The Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regt, and The Hawke's Bay Regt.
2. awarded 1957.
3. only battle honour awarded by New Zealand since 1945. Image File history File links Rnzir. ... Image File history File links Rnzir. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... This article is about the year. ...


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