British Contingent Take Out Sub Hunting Comp
28 February 2005
British Contingent Take Out Sub Hunting Competition
New Zealand Defence Force Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa
A 25 strong Royal Air Force (RAF) contingent has taken out the coveted Fincastle Trophy.
Fincastle is the world's longest running submarine hunting competition.
Maritime Patrol Forces from Australia and Britain were pitted against the Royal New Zealand Air Force's No.5 Squadron, who hosted the competition at RNZAF Base Whenuapai.
The keenly contested competition run throughout February involved the participant's ability to detect, classify, track and engage a submarine by day or night.
Flying a Nimrod, the RAF contingent won the Fincastle Trophy, while the British ground crew took out the maintenance competition.
The New Zealand Fincastle team won the Fellowship Trophy for camaraderie and good sportsmanship.