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Future Air Force Leaders March Out

New Zealand Defence Force
Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa

Media Release

10 December 2008

Future Air Force Leaders March Out

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The Air Forces's newest officers on parade with an Orion flypast overhead.


After 22 weeks of training, 24 newly commissioned officers of the Royal New Zealand Air Force celebrated a milestone in their careers by graduating from the Air Force’s Initial Officer Training Course.

Today’s 2pm ceremony and parade at RNZAF Base Woodbourne, under the watchful eye of reviewing officer, Deputy Chief of Air Force Air Commodore Steve Moore, marks the culmination of five months of intensive training and aims to develop leadership and military skills and introduce aspiring officers to the RNZAF.

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Deputy Chief of Air Force Air Commodore Steve Moore reviews the graduates.


The 24 graduates come from around New Zealand including Auckland, Fielding, Wellington, Timaru, Invercargill and one graduate originally from the United Kingdom.

The graduates can now look forward to being posted as pilots, air crew or into logistics and operational support positions


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