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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use New Zealand English |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The New Zealand Army (Māori: Ngāti Tūmatauenga{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, "Tribe of the God of war"), is the land component of the New Zealand Defence Force and comprises around 4,500 Regular Force personnel, 2,000 Territorial Force personnel and 500 civilians. Formerly the New Zealand Military Forces, the current name was adopted by the New Zealand Army Act 1950. The New Zealand Army traces its history from settler militia raised in 1845.<ref>G J Clayton (ed), A Short History of the New Zealand Army from 1840 to the 1990s, 1991</ref>

New Zealand soldiers served with distinction in the major conflicts in the 20th Century, including the Second Boer War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Malayan Emergency, Borneo Confrontation and the Vietnam War. Since the 1970s, deployments have tended to be assistance to multilateral peacekeeping efforts. Considering the small size of the force, operational commitments have remained high since the start of the East Timor deployment in 1999. New Zealand personnel also served in the First Gulf War, Iraq and are currently serving in several UN and other peacekeeping missions.<ref name=NZIISS2011>IISS MIlitary Balance 2011, 263: ISAF, Multinational Force and Observers , 1 obs in UNAMI, 7 UNTSO, Sudan, RAMSI, and ISF in Timor.</ref> They have just been withdrawn from East Timor, RAMSI in the Solomons and Afghanistan.


New Zealand Army sections
Intro  History  Current deployments  Dress  Structure  Major equipment  See also  Notes  References  Further reading  External links  

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