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Shoulder Titles of some New Zealand Units


New Zealand Rifles WW1

NZ Mounted Rifles WW1

NZ Army Service Corps 

NZ Machine Gun Specialist WW1 New Zealand Rifle Brigade NZ Garrison Artillery

New Zealand Rifles

NZ later pattern

Early pattern NZ with period

New Zealand Field Artillery

New Zealand Staff

NZ Engineers

NZ Native Companies

NZ Posts & Telegraphs


"Kiwi" shoulder patch

Hawkes Bay Regiment


NZ Provisional Air Force titles

Canterbury Regiment shoulder flash

New Zealand

Auckland Regiment Countess of Ranfurley's Own

NZ epaulette slide for a Major 

2 unidentified "kiwi" shoulder patches

2 pairs of Shoulder Flashes NZ Regiment & RNZIR 4 cloth flashes NZAPC, NZALS, RNZNC, RNZChD
  • 3 variations of shoulder flash.

    • New Zealand Regiment

    • Royal New Zealand Infantry Corps New Zealand Regiment

    • Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment

  • Royal NZ Chaplains Dept

  • NZ Army Legal Service

  • NZ Army Pay Corps

  • Royal NZ Nursing Corps

<< Possibly NZ patches. The Red shield with crossed swords and L is in fact a German Army (Heer) arm badge. The badge with the L is worn by soldiers serving in training brigades, or by demonstration units in training schools."
There are 13 border colours, light grey which is the colour of the German Army Aviation School or "Heeresfliegerwaffenschule". 

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