Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment

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Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment
Active 9 December 1996 – Present
Country  New Zealand
Allegiance HM The Queen
Branch Crest of the New Zealand Army.jpg New Zealand Army
Role Logistics
Size Two Battalions
Motto(s) Ma Nga Hua Tu Tangata
March Entry of the Gladiators
Colonel-in-Chief HRH The Duke of York

Formed on 9 December 1996, the Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment (RNZALR), "the Duke of York's Own", is the New Zealand Army's main military Logistics and combat service support (CSS) element. It is the largest regiment in the NZ Army.


Prior to 1996, the logistic support to the New Zealand Army was provided by three separate and distinct Corps:

On 4 April 1996 the New Zealand Army Chief of the General Staff Major General Piers Reid signed a directive to initiate the establishment of a fully integrated logistic function in the New Zealand Army, with the intention of improving logistic support in both operational and non-operational environments. The integrated logistic organisation would combine the three separate Corps into a single Regiment. The new regiment, known as the Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment (RNZALR), was formed on 9 December 1996.[2][3]

On the 9th of December 1996, members of the RNZCT, RNZAOC and RNZEME marched onto parade grounds on each camp and base, the Flags of the individual Corps were lowered, headdress was replaced with and members of the RNZALR marched off.

Colonel in Chief[edit]

HRH the Duke of York is the Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment.

Regiment Banner[edit]

The Prince Andrew Banner is an outward sign of the Regiment’s heritage, an acknowledgement of the important role it performs today, and the role its predecessors performed with courage and resilience in the past. The Banner represents the focal point for the traditions, loyalty and spirit of the RNZALR. Presentation of the Prince Andrew Banner by the Colonel in Chief, Royal New Zealand Logistic Regiment, His Royal Highness Prince Andrew on 16 Nov 1998 in Palmerston North.

RNZALR Banner Presentation Parade


Currently the Regiment includes:

  • 2nd Combat Service Support Battalion (Linton Military Camp)
    • 10th Transport Company
    • 21st Supply Company
    • 2nd Workshop Company
    • 5th Movements Company
    • 38th Combat Service Support Company (NZ Army Reserve)
    • Combat Service Support Company (North) (Papakura Military Camp)
  • 3rd Combat Service Support Battalion (Burnham Military Camp)
    • 3rd Transport Company
    • 3rd Catering & Supply Company
    • 3rd Workshop Company

Both battalions are part of the New Zealand 1st Brigade.

Given the nature of NZ Army Units, RNZALR personnel are also embedded in most other units of the NZ Army providing 1st line logistic support to those units.


The RNZALR includes eleven trades providing various support functions within the NZ Army and across the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).

Chefs & Stewards[edit]

  • Catering support to operate any of the camp mess, operational or field kitchens.[4][5]


  • Transport from light to heavy vehicles carrying stores or troops.[6]

Movement Operators[edit]

  • Air Dispatch and Movement control of troops and equipment[7]

Supply Technicians[edit]

  • Supply & Quartermaster support for the providing, accounting and managing of ammunition, fuel, rations, weapons, general stores, spare parts, vehicles and any other mission critical equipment required by the NZDF within NZ or overseas.[8]

Mainentance Support Trades[edit]

  • The five Maintenance support trades are responsible for the repair and general maintenance of all the Army's equipment. This includes vehicles, radios, night vision devices, general engineering, electrical components and weapons.[9][10][11][12][13]

Ammunition Technicians[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ New Zealand Army, Duke of York to visit Army Logistic Regiment, Duke of York to visit Army Logistic Regiment, 23 September 2005
  2. ^ Morris, Grant (2012). Wagons of War: A History of 10 Transport Company RNZCT 1951–2011 (PDF). Massey University. p. 89. 
  3. ^ Reid, Major General Piers (4 Apr 1996). Army General Staff Directive 7/96. 
  4. ^ "Chef". 
  5. ^ "Steward". 
  6. ^ "Driver". 
  7. ^ "Movement Operator". 
  8. ^ "Supply Technician". 
  9. ^ "Vehicle Mechanic". 
  10. ^ "Armourer". 
  11. ^ "Electronics Technician". 
  12. ^ "Electrical Fitter". 
  13. ^ "Maintenance Fitter". 
  14. ^ "Ammunition Technician". 


  • Bolton, J. S., A history of The Royal New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps (Trentham: The Corps, 1992) (FR)
  • Cape, P., Craftsmen in uniform: the Corps of Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers: an account (Wellington: Corps of Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, c 1976) (FR)
  • Millen Julia, Salute To Service: A History of the Royal New Zealand Corps of Transport 1860–1996