Papakura Military Camp
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|Papakura Military Camp|
|Papakura North, New Zealand|
Long Range Desert Group Memorial at Papakura Camp
Cap Badge of the Special Air Service of New Zealand
|Owner||New Zealand Defence Force|
|Controlled by||New Zealand Army|
|Built by||Sir William Stevenson|
|Occupants||New Zealand Special Air Service|
Papakura Military Camp is a New Zealand Army military camp located in the Auckland suburb of Papakura North, in northern New Zealand. It is the National Headquarters for the New Zealand Special Air Service.
The camp was established on the outskirts of the Papakura Town Centre in 1939 and built by the Stevenson family. and remains an important army base for New Zealand. It incorporates the New Zealand SAS training area and a local suburban area of army homes for personnel on Arimu Road and Russell Road in the same vicinity. Until recently, the majority of the homes have now been sold for private use, but the area still remains restricted as a Defence Area. In the early 2000s some land surrounding the camp was set aside for new housing developments by the Papakura District Council.
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