Burnham, New Zealand
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 in the Selwyn District, close to the town of Dunsandel. Burnham was named after Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire.
|Burnham, New Zealand|
|Owner||New Zealand Defence Force|
|Garrison||New Zealand Army|
The senior headquarters at the camp has seen many changes. Previously Headquarters 3 Task Force, 3 Task Force Region, HQ Ready Reaction Force, and 3 Land Force Group have been based here. Most recently 3 Land Force Group was disbanded in 2011, and Headquarters Deployable Joint Task Force Headquarters - Land (DJTFHQ-L) was formed.
Units at the camp
1st (New Zealand) Brigade
- 2/1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment
- Alpha Company
- Bravo Company
- Delta Company
- Support Company
- Depot Company
- Combat Service Support Company
Combat Support Units
- 2nd Engineer Regiment,
- 3rd Field Squadron
- 3 Emergency Response Troop
- 1st New Zealand Signal Regiment,
- 3rd Signal Squadron (Electronic Warfare)
- 4th Signal Squadron
- 25 Cypher Section
Combat Service Support Units
- 3rd Combat Service Support Battalion (Burnham Military Camp)
- 3rd Transport Company
- 3rd Catering & Supply Company
- 3rd Workshop Company
- 2nd Health Services Battalion,
- 3rd Health Support Company
Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command
- Army Adventure Training Centre
- 3 Regional Training wing
- Health Services School (2HSB)
- DHS (NZ) (Defence Health School (NZ))
Lockheed Martin New Zealand
Lockheed Martin New Zealand provides logistics services for the NZDF including Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul, Managed Fleet Utilisation and warehousing.
- Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul team
- Managed Fleet Utilisation team
- Army Band
- Youth Development Unit (YDU)
- Services Correctional Establishment (SCE)
- 3rd Military Police Platoon
- Joint Logistic Support Agency service center
- Human Resources service center
Medical training for the entire NZDF is conducted in Burnham at the Defence Health School and all medics enlisted in the Army, Navy or Air Force are sent here for training. Medics initially complete a one year Diploma of Paramedic Science, followed by one and a half years on the Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Paramedicine). Practical training and clinical placements, both in hospital and on civilian ambulance are completed throughout. Medics are then posted to their respective camps or bases.
The barracks in Burnham Camp are named after a miscellany of battles, campaigns, locations and overseas barracks in which New Zealand troops have been stationed.
Borneo Barracks Commemorates what is now known as the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation of 1963–1966), the 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment and the New Zealand Special Air Service both saw service in this conflict.
Named after the Battle of Cambrai of Nov -Dec 1917 which saw the first mass use of tanks in battle.
Chunuk Bair Barracks
Gallipoli Barracks are named after the New Zealand's Army's first major campaign of the First World War.
Nee Soon Barracks
Nui Dat Barracks
Quinns Post Barracks
Sari Bair Barracks
Terendak Barracks are named after the purpose built brigade camp in Malaysia that was occupied by the New Zealand Army form 1960 to 1969
Tui Barracks were named after the New Zealand Women's War Service Auxiliary. Raised by Lady Freyberg to support New Zealand troops in Egypt, the ladies of the Womens War Service Auxiliary were unofficially called the Tuis.
- Reed, A. W. (2002). The Reed Dictionary of New Zealand Place Names. Auckland: Reed Books. ISBN 0-7900-0761-4.