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Supply and Administrative Units

Page 5 – Army Ordnance Corps

Ordnance store in England
Ordnance store in England

The Army Ordnance Corps maintained and issued all types of stores except food and fuel at defence stores and depots. AOC sections worked from bases in Egypt during the Gallipoli campaign and in France and England during the Western Front campaign. 

Badges and shoulder title


Army Ordnance Corps cap and collar badges (NZEF 1916-19). Image courtesy Robert McKie Collection, 2017.

Army Ordnance badge

Army Ordnance Corps cap and collar badges (home service, 1917-23): a shield with three cannon mounted horizontally, with the letters ‘NZ’ between two cannonballs at the top and a scroll with the unit name at the bottom. Motto: Sua tela tonanti (To the warrior his arms).

NZAOC shoulder title

Shoulder title worn by the Army Ordnance Corps. 

See community contribution below from Rob McKie for more information about these badges.

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Army Ordnance Corps, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated