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Defence Force Contingent Bound for London

New Zealand Defence Force

Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa

Media Release

03 November 2006

Defence Force Contingent Bound for London

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel have spent this week preparing for an historic deployment to the United Kingdom.

Over 250 Army, Navy and Air Force personnel leave for London on Sunday 5 November, to take part in the dedication of the New Zealand Memorial at Hyde Park on Armistice Day.

It will be the largest group of NZDF personnel to deploy to the UK since the Queen’s Coronation in 1953.

Led by Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae, the contingent will comprise of a Royal Guard, Cataflaque Party, Maori Cultural Group and tri-Service Band.

“I am pleased the Defence Force is able to play such a vital role in what will surely be a very special occasion,” said Lieutenant General Mateparae.

“It is a chance to celebrate our strong military links and commemorate our broader and enduring bonds with the United Kingdom,” he said.

The contingent, including 32 veterans and Members of Parliament will leave RNZAF Base Ohakea on Sunday on board two Air Force Boeing 757s.

Their journey can be followed on a diary, updated daily on the NZDF website

www.nzdf.mil.nz/news/what’s-new/default.htm

ENDS

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