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N Force

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N Force was a small New Zealand Army unit of infantry and artillery which garrisoned the Australian territory of Norfolk Island between October 1942 and February 1944, during the Second World War. [1]

10 relations: Infantry, New Caledonia, New Zealand Army, Norfolk Island, Ordnance QF 25-pounder, Royal New Zealand Air Force, Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regiment, World War II, 36th Battalion (New Zealand), 3rd Division (New Zealand).


Infantry is the branch of an army that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and tank forces.

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New Caledonia

New Caledonia (Nouvelle-Calédonie)Previously known officially as the "Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies" (Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances), then simply as the "Territory of New Caledonia" (French: Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie), the official French name is now only Nouvelle-Calédonie (Organic Law of 19 March 1999, article 222 IV — see). The French courts often continue to use the appellation Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.

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New Zealand Army

The New Zealand Army (Ngāti Tūmatauenga, "Tribe of the God of War") is the land component of the New Zealand Defence Force and comprises around 4,500 Regular Force personnel, 2,000 Territorial Force personnel and 500 civilians.

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Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island (Norfuk: Norf'k Ailen) is a small island in the Pacific Ocean located between Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia, directly east of mainland Australia's Evans Head, and about from Lord Howe Island.

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Ordnance QF 25-pounder

The Ordnance QF 25-pounder, or more simply 25-pounder or 25-pdr, was the major British field gun and howitzer during the Second World War, possessing a 3.45-inch (87.6 mm) calibre.

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Royal New Zealand Air Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) (Maori: Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa, "New Zealand Warriors of the Sky"; previously Te Hokowhitu o Kahurangi, "War Party of the Blue") is the air force component of the New Zealand Defence Force.

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Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regiment

The Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regiment was a Territorial Force unit of the New Zealand Army.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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36th Battalion (New Zealand)

The 36th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the New Zealand Military Forces, which served during the Second World War.

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3rd Division (New Zealand)

The 3rd New Zealand Division was a division of the New Zealand Military Forces.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N_Force

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