Famous Regiments – The Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles (QAMR)


Formed: 1864

Country: New Zealand

Armed Service: New Zealand Army

New Zealand Army Badge

Current Role: Reconnaissance

Arm or Service: Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps (RNZAC)


Location: Linton Military Camp, Palmerston North

Unit Structure: Currently the regiment is made up of:

  • Regimental Headquarters (RHQ),
  • 3 x Sabre Squadrons [2 Regular Army, 1 Army Reserve], and
  • a Support Squadron

Equipment: New Zealand Light Armoured Vehicle (NZLAV) a variant of the LAV III


Regimental Motto: Ake Ake Kia Kaha (‘Forever and Ever Be Strong’)

Colour Patch: Amber and Black

Battle Honours: 36

Regimental March: ‘New Colonial

Regimental Days:

  • 16 September – Regimental Birthday
  • 20 November – Cambrai Day

QAMR Guidon

More information on the QAMR can be found here:



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