NZDF

Kiwi soldiers welcomed in Timor-Leste

18 May 2012

Kiwi soldiers in Timor-Leste conducted a rousing haka to welcome their 2/1 Battalion colleagues who arrived to replace them recently.

International Stabilisation Force personnel from the New Zealand Element, known as Gyro XII, greet the incoming Gyro XIII contingent during a Powhiri at HPOD, Dili, Timor-Leste (20120513adf8558864_129-tn.jpg).

International Stabilisation Force personnel from the New Zealand Element, known as Gyro XII, greet the incoming Gyro XIII contingent during a Powhiri at HPOD, Dili, Timor-Leste (20120513adf8558864_129-tn.jpg).

Photo: LAC Oliver Carter, Australian Defence Force.

The improved security situation in Timor-Leste has allowed the International Stabilisation Force to evolve from a security and stabilisation role to supporting the capacity building of the Falintil-Forças de Defesa de Timor-Leste (F-FDTL, the Timor-Leste Defence Force).

The 77 personnel were farewelled at Burnham Military Camp by Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, Major General Dave Gawn, family and friends.

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