11th June 2023

Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment

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King’s Crown: 1947-1952

Queen’s Crown: 1953 -64

The Royal New Zealand Infantry Corps was raised in January 1947, receiving the Royal title in July that year.

National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW), 18th January 1947 page 5.

The first “regular” infantry battalion was raised in 1957. In 1964 all of the infantry corps were re-designated as the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.

Backmark: Gaunt London

Australian Army newspaper, 5th March 1964 page 3.

Press, 26th November 1964 page 36.

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