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NZDF In Timor - Media Advisory

New Zealand Defence Force
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Media Advisory

Sunday 28 May 2006
NZDF In Timor - Media Advisory

The New Zealand Defence Force currently has over 170 personnel deployed in support of recent operations in Timor-Leste.

The first New Zealand ground forces arrived in Timor-Leste on Saturday 27 May. The 39 soldiers, an Infantry Rifle platoon, are currently on task securing the New Zealand Embassy.

A further 124 soldiers remain pre-positioned in Townsville, awaiting confirmation of their role prior to deploying to Timor-Leste in the upcoming days.

The majority of soldiers involved are from 2/1 Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, based at Burnham.

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