Kiwis return from six month deployment to Afghanistan

Media are invited to attend the return on Tuesday 24 April of the nineteenth rotation of the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (NZPRT), who have completed a six month deployment to Afghanistan.

Around 100 NZ Defence Force personnel, including Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Brett Wellington, will arrive at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Ohakea at 5.55pm on Tuesday.

They will be met by Chief of Army, Major General Tim Keating, MNZM, and family and friends.

The rest of the contingent returned to New Zealand over a week ago.

When: 5.45pm Tuesday 24 April. The time may change - you must register your attendance to be informed of any changes. Photo ID will be required.

Where: Air Movements Terminal, Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Ohakea.

Media wishing to attend the arrival must register with Defence Communications Group on 021 487 980, by 4pm on 23 April. Photo ID will be required.


This page was last reviewed on 23 April 2012.