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‘Father of the Air Force’ Passes Away

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Air Marshal Sir Richard Bolt as Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal (Rtd) Sir Richard Bolt KBE CB DFC AFC, the man regarded by generations of Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) personnel as the “Father of the Air Force”, passed away in Lower Hutt ... More >>

NZ Troops Hone Their Skills in Queensland

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:17 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Around 260 New Zealand troops are on a 25-day Australian-led warfighting exercise in Townsville, Northern Queensland. More >>

First World War Drama Premieres at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:22 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The Navy Museum will host the premiere season of Geoff Allen’s Sister Anzac from 23 July – 2 August (admission charges apply) as part of the Museum’s First World War centenary programme. More >>

Lessons of Anzac Day Crash Stay with Defence Force

Friday, 18 July 2014, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) pleaded guilty in the Wellington District Court today to a charge under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, of failing to take all practicable steps to ensure its people were not exposed to the hazard ... More >>

Stokes Valley Man Feels the Heat in Hawaii

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 11:51 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Stokes Valley’s Lance Corporal (LCPL) Helmut Modlik is a member of the light infantry platoon from Linton-based 1st Royal NZ Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR) participating in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014, the world’s largest maritime military ... More >>

NZDF Colour Party to March in Bastille Day Parade

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Three Army personnel will represent the New Zealand Defence Force in France at this year’s Bastille Day parade in Paris. More >>

HMNZS Canterbury Berths in Hawaii for RIMPAC

Friday, 27 June 2014, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Navy’s amphibious sealift ship HMNZS CANTERBURY this morning berthed in Hawaii, ready to join forces with ships, aircraft and personnel from around the world. More >>

State of the Art Archives Facility Opened at Trentham

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating opened the newly refurbished New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Archives and Medals Office building at Trentham Military Camp yesterday. In order to comply with the Public Records Act 2005 requirements ... More >>

New Air Terminal Opened at Ohakea

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) passengers arriving or departing from Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Ohakea will now do so in comfort and with greater efficiency via a new 5,800 square metre terminal opened at Base Ohakea today by the ... More >>

Former Hutt Valley Local in RNZAF Exercisice

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Former Hutt Valley local, Aircraftman (AC) Janice Bond is ‘coming home’ for an Air Force flying training activity based out of Trentham Military Camp 19 – 25 June 2014. More >>

Royal Gun Salute to Mark the Duke of Edinburgh’s Birthday

Monday, 9 June 2014, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Personnel of the 16th Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery will mark the 93rd birthday of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, with a 21-gun salute at midday on Tuesday 10 June at Point Jerningham in Wellington. Point Jerningham is ... More >>

Fox Glacier’s Air Force Flier

Monday, 9 June 2014, 10:36 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Former Fox Glacier man and now Auckland local, Corporal (CPL) Nick Johnston has had a successful six months of competitive running in Air Force colours, winning both the Riverhead Rampage trail half-marathon and the Cape Brett Challenge trail ... More >>

Air Force Women Think Pink for Breast Cancer

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

“So – we did find something” are five words Warrant Officer (W/O) Bronwen Kelly will never forget. She experienced first-hand the effects of breast cancer and hosted a Pink Ribbon Breakfast at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Auckland ... More >>

New Soldiers Commended for Off-Duty Bravery

Friday, 30 May 2014, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Two new soldiers in the New Zealand Army have received Commander’s Commendations for what has been described as “a selfless act of bravery” More >>

Veterans to Attend D-Day Commemoration

Friday, 30 May 2014, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Veterans to Attend D-Day Commemoration New Zealand veterans who served in Europe will attend commemorations in Normandy, France to mark the 70th anniversary of New Zealand’s involvement in the D-Day landings. The nine veterans, aged between 89 ... More >>

Commonwealth Commemoration Kicks Off Invictus Countdown

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and New Zealand Government representatives joined members of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in a wreathlaying ceremony at Parliament today, to pay their respects to those who died in combat serving ... More >>

New Warrant Officer of Air Force Appointed

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 1:15 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

W/O Harwood is the newly appointed Warrant Officer of the Royal New Zealand Air Force . More >>

RNZAF Orion Patrols Pacific Islands’ EEZs

Friday, 23 May 2014, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A P-3K2 Orion aircraft from The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) Airborne Surveillance and Response Force (No 5 Squadron at Base Auckland in Whenuapai) took part in an international maritime operation based in Samoa this week. More >>

Flying to New Heights in Navy Seasprite Helicopter

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

SLT Williams in front of a CT-4 Airtrainer Sub Lieutenant Sam Williams, 28, has dreamed of being a helicopter pilot in the Royal New Zealand Navy since he was six years old. His dream is becoming a reality as he gets ready to embark on the second ... More >>

Cassino Veterans Meet Prince

Monday, 19 May 2014, 3:42 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Kiwi war veterans were delighted to meet His Royal Highness Prince Harry at a commemoration service in Cassino yesterday, where he thanked them for their efforts during the Italian Campaign of World War II. More >>



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