Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps

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Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps
RNZAC Badge.jpg
Active 1 January 1942— present
Country  New Zealand
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.) D.J. Grant, OBE

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.

Current units[edit]

RNZAC personnel serve in:

Regular Force

Territorial Force



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.


See also[edit]