Since World War II, New Zealand’s Armed Forces – along with the New Zealand Police – have contributed to over 40 separate operations around the globe in countries like Cambodia, Bosnia, Somalia, East Timor, the Solomon Islands, Sinai and Afghanistan.

New Zealand servicemen and women have a well-founded reputation for excellence, and a natural ability to treat all races as equals. Their contribution has been as varied as the nations the Army has served in – from infantry, artillery, armour, communications, mechanical and electrical engineering to catering, transport, medical, de-mining and education.