NZDF

Welcome to NZDF

The New Zealand Defence Force comprises of just over 14,000 people. This includes around 9,000 Regular Force, 2,200 Reserve Force, and 2,900 civil staff members across the armed services of Navy, Army and Air Force.

 

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The last four surviving veterans from HMS Achilles, driven in classic cars, led a parade of around 580 sailors of all ranks down Auckland's Queen Street on Saturday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate.

15 December 2014

The last four surviving veterans from HMS Achilles, driven in classic cars, led a parade of more than 500 sailors of all ranks down Auckland's Queen Street on Saturday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate.

Remembering the Battle of the River Plate

Media Releases

This section offers the latest Defence Force news. We regularly issue statements and background information to the media.

Personnel archives.

Personnel Records at NZDF Archives

This section provides information about how to apply for military service records from NZDF Archives, what to expect from the files and where to go for further information.

Deployment map.

Overseas Deployments

There are currently 125 NZDF personnel deployed on 12 operations and UN missions across 11 countries.