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Timor Leste 2008

The New Zealand Defence Force currently has 180 personnel deployed to Timor-Leste. The images below show the deployment of the first of the two RNZAF Iroquois helicopters to Timor Leste on 23 April.  The two Iroquois and their 3 Squadron crews will work alongside the Australian Defence Force aviation assets already in Timor Leste to insert and extract patrols and assist with the provision of aero medical evacuation and air logistic support.

See our Overseas Missions section for deployment information.

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Image OH-07-0257-29.jpg: Air, Ohakea, 3 Sqn, TG Manu: from Ohakea. The night before 3 Sqn leave for Timor Leste on an RNZAF Herc.
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Image OH-07-0257-20.jpg: 3 Sqn Iroquois helicopter being loaded onto a RNZAF Herc at Ohakea prior to deployment on TG Manu, Timor Leste.
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Image OH-07-0257-05: A RNZAF C-130 crew load the Iroquois aboard.
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Image OH-07-0257-35.jpg: Sergeant John Beere farewells his 1 year old daughter Jessica.
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Image OH-07-0257-36.jpg: Air, Ohakea, 3 Sqn, TG Manu: AVM Lintott talks to 3 Sqn before they leave for Timor Leste on an RNZAF Herc from Ohakea.
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