Eight countries, 12 major battles

and countless fighting actions

and engagements, 1939-1945

Soon, you will be able to learn about the Divisional Cavalry's campaigns, actions and engagements. These stories are being developed now.

Many engagements are documented in New Zealand's official war histories, but these reports don't describe everything that happened, particularly at the unit level, or at the level of the individual DivCav trooper.

If you have information, photographs or letters from the wartime era that can shed new light on what actually took place, please share these insights with us.

Everything we learn will create a memorable DivCav experience for everyone, make history real, and help us keep the DivCav's traditions alive.

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New Zealand Divisional Cavalry Stuart Mark III tank at speed in Egypt, July 1942 (detail). National Library of NZ.

Campaigns

All about the DivCav's campaigns
in World War 2, and how the

regiment lead the way

coming soon

Weapons

Personal and mounted weapons

used by the DivCav throughout

the war

coming soon

Vehicles

DivCav's light armoured

vehicles, tanks, and tradition of
battlefield mobility

coming soon

Actions

Critical DivCav actions and engagements that defined battles, and supported New Zealand troops

New: Greece, the Aliakmon action >

CAMPAIGNS

ACTIONS

VEHICLES

WEAPONS

 

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