Members of the Maori Pioneer Battalion perform a Haka for visiting N.Z. prime minister William Massey and deputy prime minister Ward, France, 1918. After Gallipoli the Native Contingent, along with Maori and Pacific Island reinforcements, was re-formed into a pioneer battalion.
NZ plaque. The courage and endurance of those who did their duty at Gallipoli remains a vivid memory and source of identity, belonging and pride for every New Zealander and Australian. For each of us, April 25 will forever be a part of what it means to be a New Zealander, an Australian or a Turk.
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Although smaller in number than their Aussie counterparts, the New Zealand SAS contributed a troop - 25 men and an officer - to Vietnam starting in late 1968, attaching them to the larger Aussie special forces group. Three rotations would pass through the country before New Zealand began to withdraw in late ‘72. (New Zealand Army) #VietnamWarMemories