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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 memorial wall in the newly opened 28th Battalion Memorial Company House in Gisborne

19 November 2014

Descendants of those who gave their lives in the Second World War were among the first to view the memorial wall of the 28th Maori Battalion Memorial Company House at its official opening in Gisborne on Saturday.

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There are currently 118 NZDF personnel deployed on nine operations and UN missions across ten countries.