Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps

Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps

country=New Zealand
dates=1 January, 1942
colors=Brown, Red and Green
battles=Battle Honours are awarded to individual RNZAC units
anniversaries=Cambrai Day 20 November

The Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps (RNZAC) is the overall umbrella grouping of Regular Force and Territorial Force units equipped with armoured vehicles in the New Zealand Army. The corps was formed in 1942 as the New Zealand Armoured Corps, before being given the "Royal" prefix in 1947. The RNZAC is second in seniority of corps within the New Zealand Army.

Current units

RNZAC personnel serve in:

Regular Force
*Queen Alexandra's Mounted Rifles (QAMR)
*1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR)
*Combat School

Territorial Force
*4th Waikato Mounted Rifles - Armoured Reconnaissance


The RNZAC is primarily equipped with two types of vehicle:
*NZLAV - the NZLAV armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) is a variant of the General Dynamics LAV III.
*Pinzgauer - the Army's Light Operational Vehicle (LOV) with command and control, general service, and armoured variants.


*GBR - The Royal Tank Regiment
*GBR - The King's Royal Hussars
*GBR - The Royal Dragoon Guards

ee also

*Royal Armoured Corps
*Royal Australian Armoured Corps
*Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

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