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Duke Of York To Visit Army Troops In Nelson

29 September 2005

Duke Of York To Visit Army Troops In Nelson

His Royal Highness The Duke of York will visit members of the Burnham based 3rd Logistic Battalion on Exercise in the Nelson region on Saturday, 1 October 2005.

In New Zealand to visit members of the "Duke of York's own" Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment (RNZALR), The Duke of York will spend some time at Rabbit Island viewing the Exercise which is aimed at training and testing the Logistic Battalion in their ability to operate in a field environment.

While in Nelson, The Duke of York will also open Nelson's Trafalgar 200 celebrations.

The Duke of York visits with the 2nd Logistic Battalion in Linton on the 29th, and Trentham based Logistic troops on the 30th of September. After leaving Nelson, The Duke of York returns to Wellington prior to his departure from New Zealand on 2nd October.

The Duke of York has held the appointment of Colonel-in-Chief of the RNZALR since its formation in 1996.

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