|Dates in use||Camouflage base coat||Disruptive Pattern||Comments|
|Early War – Dec 1941||
Top: Dark Blue-Grey *
Middle: Slate ** or Green
Bottom: light stone ***
* Like the Blue-Black used 1943-44
|“Caunter” camouflage scheme|
|Early 1941 – Oct 1943||Desert Sand||N/A||Gradually replaced Caunter scheme|
|Oct 1943 – Mar 1944||Mud-grey||Blue-black||Divisional Cavalry stayed in these colours until turned into infantry in Sep/Oct 1944|
|Apr 1944 – Dec 1944||Green||Black||For all except Division Cavalry|
|End of Apr 1944 – Dec 1944||Dark Green||Brown||Only for 18 Armoured Regiment|
|End of Jun 1944 – end of war||Dark Green (Olive drab matt HA/NIV/3235 or 3145)||N/A||All were repainted in this scheme by Dec 1944.|
Plowman, J. and Thomas, M. (2002). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Cavalry Regiment in the Mediterranean. Kiwi Armour 3.
Plowman, J. and Thomas, M. (2000). 4th New Zealand Armoured Brigade in Italy. Kiwi Armour 1.