Trentham Military Camp
|Trentham Military Camp|
|Trentham, New Zealand|
|Controlled by||New Zealand Defence Force|
Trentham Military Camp is a New Zealand Defence Force facility located in Trentham, Upper Hutt, near Wellington. Originally an Army installation, it is now run by Defence and accommodates all three services. It also hosts Joint NZDF facilities including:
- Commander Joint Forces New Zealand
- Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand (HQ JFNZ), Private Bag 900 or 2 Seddul Bahr Road.
- New Zealand Defence College (incorporating former Staff Colleges)
- Command Staff College
- NZDF Personnel Records, Archives & Medals
Elements of Army General Staff at Trentham Camp including Messines Defence Centre are:
- Logistic Executive (Log Exec)
- Human Resources Executive (HR Exec)- Military Secretary (MS) and Military Career Management (MCM)
- Capability Branch (Cap Br)
Units at Trentham Military Camp include:
- Trade Training School (TTS)
- Wellington Regional Support Centre (WRSC)
- 1st (New Zealand) Military Intelligence Company
- 1st (New Zealand) Military Police Company
- 1st (New Zealand) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron
- HQ Coy, 5/7 RNZIR
- 5th Military Police Detachment
- 7th Battalion Band
- Logistics Command (Land)
- 1 Civilian police
- 2 Defence Siding
- 3 Barracks
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Prior to 1981 (when the College moved to Porirua), the camp was also home to the Royal New Zealand Police College.
From 1941 to 1954 there were several railway sidings in the Camp used for freight and for troop trains, with a shunting locomotive owned by the Army. Most of the track were removed in the 1970s. The siding was 0.53 km from Trentham Railway Station and 0.63 km from Heretaunga Railway Station. A second siding ran back to the Ministry of Works Depot, which was on the site formerly occupied by the former Central Institute of Technology campus. The dates of opening and closing of the Trentham Camp station (a temporary stopping place) are given as 11/8/1942 to 9/2/1953.
The barracks in Burnham Camp are all associated with World War 1. This is appropriate because World War 1 saw the major development of Trentham Camp and thousands of soldiers trained there before they left for the battlefields of 1914-1918.
Named after the French town of Armentières, which was utilised by the New Zealand Division as a rest area during World War 1.
Chailak Dere Barracks
Chailak Dere Barracks commemorates a action by the men of the Wellington Mounted Rifles on the night of 6/7 August 1915.
El Arish Barracks
Le Quesnoy Barracks
Messines Barracks are named after the 7-14 June 1917 Battle.
Passechendaele Barracks are Named after the 12 October - 10 November 1917 Battle which was the greatest disaster in New Zealand Military history.
Sinai Barracks are named after the campaign in which he New Zealand Mounted Brigade fought against Turkey during the First World War.
Ypres Barracks commemorates the series of battles fought around the Belgium town of Ypres during the First World War.
- Burnham, New Zealand
- Hopuhopu Camp
- Linton Military Camp
- Papakura Military Camp
- Waiouru Military Camp
- Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand (HQ JFNZ)
- NZDF Personnel Records, Archives & Medals, with contact details
- NZDF Homepage
- New Zealand Army Homepage
- Photo of Trentham Camp and Upper Hutt District WW I
- View of Trentham Camp 1939
- View of Trentham Camp 1939
- View of part of Trentham Camp WW II
- Soldiers marching at Trentham Camp 1939
- Inside a sleeping hut Trentham Camp WW II
- Camp Dental Hospital Surgery Trentham Camp 1943
- Entraining at Trentham 1943
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