Kōrero: Asian conflicts

Defence Force headquarters in Singapore, 1975

Defence Force headquarters in Singapore, 1975

These are the Dieppe Barracks, the New Zealand Defence Force headquarters in Singapore in 1975. A New Zealand infantry battalion was stationed in Singapore from 1969 and they took up residence in these barracks in 1971. Until 1974 British and Australian troops were also stationed in Singapore. Australia withdrew its forces in 1974, while the British had withdrawn most soldiers by 1971 and all its forces by 1976. New Zealand maintained its battalion in Singapore until 1989.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Defence-Army-02

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Ian McGibbon, 'Asian conflicts - Later Asian wars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34547/defence-force-headquarters-in-singapore-1975 (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 27 Feb 2016