Fifth Wellington, West Coast and Taranaki Battalion Group
The 5th Wellington, West Coast and Taranaki Battalion Group is a unit of the Army Reserve which contains part-time soldiers and officers from the Central and Western North Island with Headquarters in New Plymouth and Wanganui.
The Battalion is over 150 years old, and has the historic distinction of being the only unit of the New Zealand Army with 'New Zealand' as a Battle Honour, reflecting its role in the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s. This distinction is also unique within the British Commonwealth, as no other Commonwealth unit has ever been given the name of a country as a battle honour.
The role of the unit is to provide trained volunteers for overseas operations as required, as well as a trained pool of personnel to be able to respond to civil emergency tasks within New Zealand.
In order to meet these roles the Unit trains regularly throughout the year. Training is broken down into 3 hour training nights, regular weekend exercises and an annual two-week exercise.
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