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Old 18-02-19, 12:00 PM
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Good afternoon,

I have received this badge in staybrite. Could you help me to identify it ?

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Old 18-02-19, 01:18 PM
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Its what it says on the tin - NZ Regiment

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Old 18-02-19, 01:25 PM
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Hi,

This is "The New Zealand Regiment", formed in 1947. Looking at Oldham's book, it was reorganised into the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regt in 1964, so I assume it dates sometime from post 1953 and pre 1964?



For ref, it is Oldham #6/168, although he does not show a picture of it. It also came in guilt, silver wash and enamel.

Oldham has it worth €10, but his book was from 2011.

I am no expert in Kiwi badges, but I am sure others will be along to give you more/better info

cheers, Tim
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Old 18-02-19, 07:16 PM
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Thank you for these useful precisions

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New Zealand Regiment 1st Pattern (Kiwi facing to right)



New Zealand Regiment 2nd Pattern (Kiwi facing to left)



New Zealand Regiment 3rd Pattern (Kiwi facing to right)


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Old 19-02-19, 06:48 AM
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The 1st Battalion NZ Regiment Formed Waiouru July 1957 from the reactivated 1st & 2nd Battalions of the NZ regiment. (which was initially formed in Jan 1947 while part of J-Force, but had been disbanded on return to NZ)
The Battalion deployed to Malaya in November 1957.
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The 2nd battalion NZ Regiment was reformed in July 1959, with the purpose of relieving the 1st Battalion.They deployed to Malaya in November 1959, the Malayan Emergency officially ended in July 1960. Here is a closeup of detail on 2 Battalion flag:
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On the 1st April 1964 the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment was formed at Terandak Barracks, where they had been since the end of the Emergency.The new motto adopted was Onward however the motto of the NZ Regiment-Kura Takahi Puni (We are ready) is continued today with 2/1 Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. (2/1 RNZIR was renamed in 1973, from the 2nd Battalion NZ Regiment which had became based in Burnham christchurch in order to train replacements for the battalion in Malaya. The 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment remained in SE Asia until 1989.
Here is the NZ Regiment badge on a Patrol Commanders Guide.
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Old 19-02-19, 08:54 AM
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The 1947 re-organisation of NZ Battalions into Regiments can be confusing as the 2nd New Zealand Regiment was raised before the 1st New Zealand Regiment.

The intention was to raise several New Zealand Regiments from occupation troops, but it was decided that should a Regular Regiment be raised in New Zealand the 1st New Zealand Regiment title would be held in abeyance for that purpose.

The 2nd New Zealand Regiment was raised from troops of the 22nd Battalion in February 1947 and disbanded in September 1948.
The 3rd New Zealand Regiment was raised from troops of the 27th Battalion in February 1947 and was also disbanded in September 1948.

It is my understanding official authority wasn’t granted until the 2nd August 1957 to raise and train the first Regular Infantry Battalion in New Zealand history for service in Malaya, the Battalion under the command of Lieut-Colonel W. R. K. Morrison DSO was known as the 1st New Zealand Regiment.
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Although first approved in 1954, it wasn't until 1961 these cloth shoulder titles were produced. The Royal NZ Infantry Corps New Zealand Regiment title was made but apparently not issued. Also pictured, the postwar NZ Territorial Infantry Battalions on the left, North Island & on the right South Island battalions. All white lettering on post office red with paper backing.
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If you Google Military Memorabilia Ltd, which is a New Zealand site go to infantry badges and scroll down to the end you will find brass KC badges facing both left and right for $15.00 and a QEC Silver Gilt and Enamel officers badge for $35.00.

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