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Encyclopedia > Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regiment

The Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regiment is a Territorial Force unit of the New Zealand Army. It was originally formed in 1948 by the amalgamation of two seperate regiments: 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). ...

  • Wellington West Coast Regiment
  • Taranaki Regiment

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 Canterbury, and Nelson-Marlborough and West Coast Regiment became the 5th Wellington, West Coast and Taranaki 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. ...

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  • Battle Honours
    • New Zealand
    • South Africa
    • First World War: Somme 1916-18, Messines 1917, Ypres 1917, Bapaume 1918, Hindenburg Line, Landing at ANZAC, France and Flanders 1916-1918, Sari Bair 1915, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1915-1916
    • Second World War: Greece 1941, Crete, Sidi Rezegh 1941, Minquar Qaim, El Alamein, North Africa 1940-1943, Cassino I, The Senio, Italy 1943-45, Solomons

The regiment is unique among regiments of the Commonwealth, in that it has its own country's name as a battle honour. This dates from the service of the Taranaki Volunteer Rifle Corps, from which the Taranaki Regiment is descended, during the New Zealand Land Wars, specifically in the Battle of Waireka.


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The Wellington, West Coast and Taranaki Regiment is one of six Territorial Force Regiments in the New Zealand Army.
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With the amalgamation of the Wellington West Coast Regiment and the Taranaki Regiment in 1948 the new Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regiment inherited the Battle Honours, traditions and affiliations of the two former Regiments.
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The Regiment's precedence in the British Army dates from the raising of the 2nd of Foot in 1661 for the defence of Tangier acquired by King Charles II on his marriage to Princess Catherine of Braganza.
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