New Zealand Armed Forces

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by illbeamonkeysoon, Mar 6, 2006.

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  1. To those in the know a quick question, not sure if this has been done before.

    My understanding is that if a person is a member of a nation belonging to the British Commwealth then he/ she is entitled to serve in the British Armed Forces (please correct me if I am wrong). If that is the case are UK citizens allowed to apply for service in the New Zealand Armed Forces, or any other nation belonging to the British Commonwealth?


    illbeamonkeysoon
     
  2. We have a Kiwi and an Aussie in my unit , i know you can go to the aussie armed forces and i have been told
    you may get in the NZ armed forces . However it is almost impossible to get into the Canadian armed forces
    and if you can its only Doctors and certain technical trades , even then it can take years .
     
  3. There is no such entitlement however the British, Aussie, Canadian and NZ Forces recognise the level and quality of training in each Army, plus being commonwealth changing Armies is relatively straight forward. But it is not a transfer. You must leave one to join the other.
     
  4. Dont quote me on this but I'm sure I recently read something on the NZ Army website that said it is possible to join but you have to have certain technical skills and a minimum rank of Sergeant. I could be wrong but check out the site its very good.
     
  5. http://www.army.mil.nz/default.asp?CHANNEL=OVERSEAS+APPLICANTS&PAGE=Overseas+Home

    overseas applicants NZ army webpage.

    you dont have to be a SNCO to join up, keeping your rank depends on trade and experiance, they are very happy to grab anyone with british army training.
    try to stay out of waiouru camp if you can, its a boring freezing hole.
     
  6. Suggest you aim for Linton, just out of Palmerston North, there's a feck off big university and it's crawling with student totty (or so I've been told) :oops:
     
  7. From the FAQ

    At least they have a sense of humour
     
  8. Have a look at the Aussie Army website. There is a bit about jobs and they'll send you an application form.
     
  9. Got as far as the visa application, so heres what you have to do. Fill out the online application form on the NZDF's website, they'll get back to you, then they'll ask for a copy of your service history, career profile and conduct sheet, if you've got what they want, and you've got some good skills and experience behind you, then they'll ask to see you in London. If you pass the interview, they'll need to do a security check and medical, then you get your visa and off you go. You have to pay to get yourself over there to show that you are committed. Your years of service count over there, but you can't carry over your pension, you can claim it over there though. If you don't like the married quarters (for pads) you can rent a place or buy one, either way the NZDF will subsidise your rent or mortgage.
    My advice is go for it, for me to get myself and my family over there its going to cost about 8 grand. Once i've saved that we've gone
     
  10. ive heard that the west of the island is the place to be, there is a secret army base that is under a mountain. you can work there and monitor things on secret cameras on the whole island. there are also a small number of anti missile defence units to keep you safe.
     
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  12. obviousely youve never been to or read about the history of the New Zealand army. they are one of the most prestigiouse armies in the world and has been known to train the SAS and the Marines. as they are a mainly secret force many believe the real power of the world is held by the people here. if you look youll find many strange coincidences with Zealand and world wars as well as strange money transfers to residents within. G W Bu8sh has been known to fly a Mig(yes its russian but thats bush) into a secret air base here to relax in the sun.
     
  13. How many rolls of Bacofoil does it take to wrap up your caravan Gyppo?
     
  14. There, there, get some rest son :wink:
     
  15. “Growing fear is becoming manifest, not only inside the White House but also in the upper ranks of the Republican Party. All of these professional politicians realize their dream of iron and permanent Republican control over Congress, the White House and the Courts, is rapidly melting away. This is caused by utterly stupid actions on the part of Bush and his cronies who were triumphant when their poll numbers were up but now that a constant drumfire of blunders, exposed frauds, chronic lying and sheer greed and vindictiveness is crumbling their defenses, most are looking for a way to first save the Party, second to try to keep control of Congress and third, to replace the useless and idiotic President with someone that the general public can vote for. All of their excellent but very private polls show that the Republicans will be beaten to death in November, in spite of the mindless lack of a candidate or program on the part of the Democrats. It won’t be a populist Huey P. Long that will rise up and activate the multitude but the day to day mumbling stupidity of Bush and his Likudist friends. Cheny, who ran things here with an iron hand, is now seen as a member of the Dyke Brigade and as mad as they come. Interesting to note how many perverts are involved with the GOP at very top levels. And it is funnier to observe that they scream the loudest about gay marriages. These people, and I see them every day, are hypocrites and bigots of the worst sort. Let’s all vote them out in November. Liberal fuzziness is far better than greedy and corrupt bigots trying to turn this country into a police state.”