Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles, New Zealand oldest regular force unit, turns 157 today.

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QAMR has a proud tradition of Operational service from South Africa, Egypt, Greece, Crete, North Africa, Italy and, more recently, in Bosnia and Afghanistan.
 
pity,sale or reserve better than!
Its the best solution seeing as they were getting dated therefore pointless to hold as a reserve and its just a financial and training burden especially for a small military to maintain multiple fleets. Under NZ law they couldn't be sold into the civi market and none of the current western/reputable AUG/IW Steyr users would likely want them as whole rifles or parts. A large reason for not selling them or given as aid is there is a reasonable risk they will end up where they shouldn't be in the hands of those that should not have them.
 
Exercise Young Lion saw 19 Lance Corporals across various trades engaging in a 10-day training scenario in the Tekapo Military Training Area.

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Rounding up their 10-week Junior Non-Commissioned Officer course, Young Lion replicates a real-life operation. Each individual must lead a section through complex and challenging scenarios, including Stability and Support Operations tasks (Urban Patrolling, Vehicle Check Points), Clearance of Objectives, Quick Reaction Force, and more.
 
Exercise Foxhound was the largest exercise 2nd/1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment has tackled this year.

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Taking place in the Christchurch region, over 100 soldiers dove headfirst into trench clearances by day and night, shooting at close quarters and long-range, assault stands, navigation circuits and more.
 
Soldiers from Bravo Company, 2nd/1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment switched Burnham Military Camp for the Heaphy Track, as part of Exercise Bravo Rua.
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Soldiers, including a Royal New Zealand Air Force photographer, walked the 78.4km track in just 24 hours.
 
coconut trees?
Nikau Palms no coconuts in them. They are a type of palm tree endemic to New Zealand. NZ is largely a subtropical climate which basically means the native bush is jungle or rain forest like but at a cold to temperate temperature and doesn't really support the likes of coconut palms and other tropical plant life.
 
Bravo Company, 2nd/1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. March 2022
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1RNZIR, Exercise Tagata’toa, New Caledonia, April 2022
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Alpha Company, 2nd/1st Battalion 1RNZIR, Exercise Alpha Kōura, May 2022
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