Burnham, New Zealand


Burnham, New Zealand

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Burnham, also known as Burnham Camp, is the largest army base in New Zealand's South Island. It is located 28 kilometres south of Christchurch on the Canterbury Plains, close to the town of Dunsandel.

Burnham was named for Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire.

Burnham Base is home to the 3rd Land Force Group of the NZ Army.

Units at Burnham:
* HQ 3 Land Force Group
* 2nd/1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Light Infantry)
* Queen Alexandra's Mounted Rifles (Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps)
* 3 Field troop (2 Engineer Regiment)
* 3 Signals Squadron (Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals)
* 3 Logistics Battalion (Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment
* 3 Military Police Platoon (Royal New Zealand Military Police)
* Medical Treatment Centre (2HSB)
* Army Adventure Training Centre
* 3 Regional Training Unit
* Health Services School (2HSB)
* Army Band

Burnham is also home to the southern HQ of the Cadet Forces. they areATC Air Training Corpes(Air Force), CC Cadet Corpes (Army), and T.S. Training Ships(Navy)

References

*cite book | first=A. W. | last=Reed | title=The Reed Dictionary of New Zealand Place Names | publisher=Reed Books | location=Auckland | year=2002 | id=ISBN 0-7900-0761-4


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