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King George V inspects 7,000 New Zealand troops at Bulford Field on 1 May 1917. New Zealand’s high command did not miss the opportunity and also present were Generals, Brigadiers, the Prime Minister William Massey – Leader of the Opposition Joseph Ward Leader and their wives and daughters and other dignitaries.

The 7,000 New Zealand troops on parade included: 4,000 from 4th Brigade; 1,500 from Sling Camp; 1,000 from Codford Command along with Engineers, ASC, Cadets and a few mounted rifles. After inspecting the troops, the King took the march-past and presented medals.

Year:1917

LocationSling Camp, Salisbury Plain, England

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March-past

King George V inspects 7,000 New Zealand troops at Bulford Field on 1 May 1917. New Zealand’s high command did not miss the opportunity and also present were Generals, Brigadiers, the Prime Minister William Massey – Leader of the Opposition Joseph Ward Leader and their wives and daughters and other dignitaries.

The 7,000 New Zealand troops on parade included: 4,000 from 4th Brigade; 1,500 from Sling Camp; 1,000 from Codford Command along with Engineers, ASC, Cadets and a few mounted rifles. After inspecting the troops, the King took the march-past and presented medals.


Year: 1917

Production Company: Pathe Gazette

Credits: Camera: Tommy F. Scales

Source: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Catalogue Reference: His Majesty King George V Reviewing New Zealand Troops on Salisbury Plain, 1 May 1917


People: King George V, General Sir Alexander Godley, General Sir Ian Hamilton, Brigadier-General Herbert Hart

Location: Sling Camp, Salisbury Plain, England

Tags: Ceremonies, Parades, Inspections

Subject: World War 1914-1916, New Zealand, Troop Inspections, Sling Camp