New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand


Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa - New Zealand Defence Force.
Kia Rite - Attention.
Tukua! - GO!

Below the Chief of Defence Force, Air Marshal Kevin Short presented with the formal invitation to race at The King’s Cup, the map of the Henley Royal Regatta course and the record of the New Zealand Army crew that raced in 1919.


Air Marshal Kevin Short, Chief of Defence Force

Your Crew


All squad members are honoured to be representing the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in this historic event. They will be researching the crew from 100 years ago, with each member concentrating on the veteran whose seat they are sitting in.

NZDF’s King’s Cup rowing squad ranges in age from 20 to 45 and comprises three women and nine men.

All three services – Army, Navy and Air Force – are represented, while trades range from a dental hygienist to a diver to a pilot.

Tukua Te Ope Katua o Aotearoa – Go New Zealand Defence Force! 



The 2019 Crew

Details and profiles of the New Zealand 2019 crew to follow.



The 1919 Crew