NZDF

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The New Zealand Defence Force comprises of just over 14,000 people. This includes around 9,000 Regular Force, 2,200 Reserve Force, and 2,900 civil staff members across the armed services of Navy, Army and Air Force.

 

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A self-propelled SSPH Primus 155mm Howitzers from the Singaporean Armed Forces (SAF) 286 Artillery Battalion took part in Exercise Thunder Warrior exercise in Waiouru.

26 January 2015

A contingent of Singaporean Armed Forces (SAF) personnel are conducting their annual Thunder Warrior exercise in Waiouru. The annual exercise, which involves 550 members of the SAF underscores the close cooperation between our two armies. Twenty self-propelled SSPH Primus 155mm Howitzers from the SAF 286 Artillery Battalion took part in Exercise Thunder Warrior.

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This section provides information about how to apply for military service records from NZDF Archives, what to expect from the files and where to go for further information.

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Overseas Deployments

There are currently 180 NZDF personnel deployed on 12 operations and UN missions across 11 countries.