New Zealand - Armed forces



In 2002 the active armed forces numbered 8,710 including 1,280 women. Reservists were estimated at 5,870. The army had a full-time regular force of 4,530; the navy had 1,980; and the air force numbered 2,200. Army forces included two infantry battalions, one artillery regiment, one engineer regiment, and two special forces squadrons. The navy had three frigates and four patrol and coastal combatants. The air force was equipped with six combat aircraft and no armed helicopters. New Zealand forces participate in peacekeeping and other UN missions in 11 countries. Defense expenditures were estimated at 515.6 million in 2002, or 1.2% of GDP.

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May 23, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
I served in Singapore between 1974-1976 at Terror Barracks.I was a sergeant in the RAF and was i/c the Stores.At that time there was a New Zealand Forces Senior NCO i/c the Aggie Weston Sailors
Home who was a good friend of mine.If anybody can put me in touch with him I would be very grateful.I am sorry I do not have any more information on him.
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Sep 7, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
Has you probably know I am a Yank so please tell me the length of Army "Boot Camp" and its difficulties and infantry training. Thank you.

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