Kiwis depart for Solomons deployment

13 July 2012

Media are invited to attend the farewell on Monday 16 July of the sixteenth rotation of NZ Defence Force personnel to depart for a four month deployment to the Solomon Islands, supporting the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI).

The contingent, made up of personnel from 2nd/1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (2/1 RNZIR) and supporting units, will work alongside the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), the Participating Police Force and the Australian, Tongan and Papua New Guinean military personnel to maintain security and stability. This allows the people and Government of the Solomon Islands to lay the foundations for long term stability, security and prosperity.

Thirty four personnel will be farewelled at Burnham Military Camp on Monday by Chief of Army, Major General Tim Keating, and family and friends.

When: 08.30-0900 Monday 16 July 2012. The departure time may change - you must register your attendance to be informed of any changes.

Where: Burnham Military Camp. (Photo ID will be required).


Media wishing to attend the departure need to register with Zen Gregor, Defence Communications Group on 021 224 3367, 03 363 0032 or before 08.00am Monday 16 July.

This page was last reviewed on 12 July 2012.