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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, Joseph Ward Leader of the Opposition, 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, Codford Command 1,000 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, Joseph Ward Leader of the Opposition, 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, Codford Command 1,000 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