Kiwis Depart For Solomons Deployment

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

Kiwis Depart For Solomons Deployment Media are invited to attend the farewell on Wednesday 28 March of the fifteenth rotation of NZ Defence Force personnel to depart for a four month deployment to the Solomon Islands, supporting the Regional Assistance …Media Release
26 March 2012

Kiwis Depart For Solomons Deployment
Media are invited to attend the farewell on Wednesday 28 March of the fifteenth rotation of NZ Defence Force personnel to depart for a four month deployment to the Solomon Islands, supporting the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI).

The contingent, made up of personnel from 2nd/1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (2/1 RNZIR) and supporting units, will work alongside the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), the Participating Police Force and the Australian, Tongan and Papua New Guinean military personnel to maintain security and stability. This allows the people and Government of the Solomon Islands to lay the foundations for long term stability, security and prosperity.

Forty two personnel will be farewelled at Burnham Military Camp on Tuesday by Land Component Commander, Brigadier Mark Wheeler, and family and friends.

When: 01.00-0200pm, Wednesday 28 March 2012. The departure time may change – you must register your attendance to be informed of any changes.

Where: Burnham Military Camp. (Photo ID will be required)
Please note that several deploying personnel will be available for interview (including the Senior National Officer) between 01.00-0200pm, register your interest via the contact details below.

ENDS

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