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An RNZAF C-130 Hercules being loaded with aid supplies for Vanuatu showing the special tail art celebrating 50 years of service

24 March 2015

Hercules NZ7001 turns 50 today, and is spending her birthday doing what she has so often done before - delivering aid in the Pacific.

Hercules Celebrates 50th Birthday at Work in Pacific Islands

Earlier stories

RNZAF Carries Aid to Vanuatu

C-130 Hercules arrived in Vanuatu with first consignment of aid for the stricken country in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Seasprites Formally Handed Over to Defence Force

Seasprites Formally Handed Over to Defence Force

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Orion Home from Middle East

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Air Force Flies First Fijian Patrol

An Air Force Orion flew the first maritime surveillance patrol in Fiji since defence ties were suspended in 2008.

Vietnam Veterans Farewell Flight

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RNZAF On Display at Air Show

The RNZAF put on a grand display at Wings over Wairarapa Air Show in Masterton on 17-18 January.