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RSA mourns the deaths of New Zealand service personnel

RSA mourns the deaths of New Zealand service personnel
 
The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association National President Don McIver says that the tragic news of the deaths of two New Zealand Defence Force personnel from the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team while serving their country in Afghanistan will be received with great sorrow by all members of the RSA.

“Our deepest sympathies are with all those who loved and cared for them both – their families, friends and all those from the New Zealand Defence Force who served with them”, says Mr McIver.

“Our thoughts are also with the six wounded service personnel, and their families, and we are all hoping that they make a full recovery.”
RSAs throughout the country stand ready to support and assist the families of the deceased and of the wounded. 
 
Today and over the next few days flags will fly at half-mast at RSAs to honour the memory of our fallen compatriots.

ENDS

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