Talk:Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment
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Line infantry vs. Rifles
- This uses the word "rifleman" to mean the standard profession of infantry, as opposed to an infantry specialist - in this instance, rifleman means the same as "gunner" would in the artillery. It does not mean that the RNZIR is a regiment of rifles. Hammersfan 21/02/07, 17.35 GMT
Does this regiment have any marches? 220.127.116.11 03:58, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
Mech vs Motorised
The term mechanised refers to a force that uses tracked vehicles for mobility. Within the NZDF there are no tracked vehicles within service, so the reference to one battalion being mechanised is incorrect. 18.104.22.168 11:38, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
- The reference to 1st Bn RNZIR changing from mechanised infantry back to light infantry in 2012 is misleading, for QAMR does not contain any infantry, However the description of QAMR as it is now organized is also ambiguous. The regiment is equipped with infantry vehicles, but do they contain infantry? My understanding is that they are vehicle crew only, and that the regiment would be operationally combined with infantry from the RNZIR in battle. This should be clarified.Royalcourtier (talk) 23:51, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
The heritage of a regiment, and its right to battle honours, is not as simple as implied. It is not correct that "Because it is recruited on a nationwide basis, and has no specific regional links, the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment claims descent from the old New Zealand Regiment and all previous Territorial Infantry Regiments of the New Zealand Army". Royalcourtier (talk) 23:46, 27 December 2015 (UTC)