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18 February 2015
An Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft and crew returned to RNZAF Base Auckland at Whenuapai today from ongoing Middle East counter-piracy and security operations.
Operating with the 30 nations of the Combined Maritime Force, the aircraft and crew were part of an effort to reduce the presence of pirates, and their vessels, in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean region.
Orion arrives home from Middle East Deployment
An Air Force Orion flew the first maritime surveillance patrol in Fiji since defence ties were suspended in 2008.
NZ Vietnam Veterans taken up for one last flight in the Iroquois before they are retired from service.
The RNZAF put on a grand display at Wings over Wairarapa Air Show in Masterton on 17-18 January.
Change of command ceremony also marks integration of the Helicopter Transition Unit into 3 Squadron.
AC Gareth Havill and his MWD Khan graduated Basic MWD Handler training at Base Auckland.
The Initial Officer Training graduation at Base Woodbourne marked the end of a 24 week course for the recruits.