25th September 2023

New Zealand Permanent Staff

According to Ian Kelly: 1921-1947.

This corps, formed in 1911, was part of the Permanent Forces, along with the  New Zealand Staff Corps and the Permanent Regiment of the Royal New Zealand Artillery. In 1914, pre-war, the Permanent Forces had numbered 578 men. It was initially staffed by commissioning ex-Regular and Volunteer officers with cadets being trained at Duntroon. Numbers post war rose and fell along with the levels of funding available. As of May 1939 the numbers of Permanent Staff were 134. They were disbanded in 1947 following a reorganisation of New Zealand’s defence forces.

The Herald (Melbourne), 16th February 1946 page 8.

For all questions, comments and contributions, please use the Contact page.