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Search and Rescue Exercise in Canterbury

27 March 2009 

A Royal New Zealand Air Force Iroquois helicopter will be involved in a Search and Rescue Exercise from 27 -29 March in the Mount Somers area.

The helicopter and crew from Number 3 Squadron will be working alongside Police and civilian search teams during the exercise.

Aircraft captain Flight Lieutenant Graham Burnnand said the exercise will give the different parties involved in a search and rescue the opportunity to train alongside each other.

“The exercise will be as real as possible and will include low flying around Mount Somers and the insertion of teams into the exercise search area.”

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For more information please contact Anna Sussmilch, Defence Public Relations on 04 496 0286 or 021 676 338.

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