Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps
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|Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps|
|Active||1 January 1942— present|
|Branch||New Zealand Army|
|Colors||Brown, Red and Green|
|Anniversaries||Cambrai Day 20 November|
|Engagements||Battle Honours are awarded to individual RNZAC units|
|Captain-General||HM The Queen|
|Colonel Commandant||Colonel (Rtd.) T.J. McComish|
The Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps (RNZAC) is the overall umbrella grouping of Regular Force and Territorial Force units equipped with armoured vehicles in the New Zealand Army. The corps was formed in 1942 as the New Zealand Armoured Corps, before being given the Royal prefix in 1947. The RNZAC is second in seniority of corps within the New Zealand Army.
RNZAC personnel serve in:
- Queen Alexandra's Mounted Rifles (QAMR)
- Combat School
- 4th Waikato Mounted Rifles - Armoured Reconnaissance
The RNZAC is primarily equipped with two types of vehicle:
- NZLAV - the NZLAV armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) is a variant of the General Dynamics LAV III.
- Pinzgauer - the Army's Light Operational Vehicle (LOV) with command and control, general service, and armoured variants.
- United Kingdom - The Royal Tank Regiment
- United Kingdom - The King's Royal Hussars
- United Kingdom - The Royal Dragoon Guards
- Royal Armoured Corps
- Royal Australian Armoured Corps
- Royal Canadian Armoured Corps
- Tanks of New Zealand
- Cooke, Peter; Crawford, John (2011). The Territorials: The History of the Territorial and Volunteer Forces of New Zealand. Auckland: Random House. ISBN 9781869794460.
- Major G.J. Clayton, The New Zealand Army, A History from the 1840s to the 1990s, New Zealand Army, Wellington, 1990
- Damien Marc Fenton, A False Sense of Security?, Centre for Strategic Studies New Zealand