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along with other inputs of air trafﬁc movements in the area under surveillance. but not at the expense of comrades or team Commitment to be technically competent to the most demanding standards The selﬂessness to put your comrades before yourself Unqualiﬁed willingness to sacriﬁce oneself for the mission. involving three contracts over 10 years. The IFF system. taking the blame Never gives in. Mr Pantaleon said a similar NATOcompatible system. had been tailored to New Zealand’s requirements. and how these relate to our values. General Xu briefed the NZDF and the Ministry of Defence on bilateral relations between China and New Zealand. a series of “train-the-trainers” courses for operators and technicians. We exist to support our country’s goals. The very low-level air defence alert and cueing system (VACS) provides early warning of approaching aircraft. setting priorities Believing that the task is possible and looking for alternate ways to complete it Recognising own and others' faults and working to improve them. act as the fault checker for yourself and your peers. and bilateral exchanges between China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and NZDF personnel. we can achieve more than as individuals – the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. never shies away from a task Not accepting less than complete work. demonstrating respect Commitment Comradeship Mental toughness to endure extremes of hardship Commitment to complete any duty assigned Determination and conﬁdence to overcome all odds The relentless desire to be the best. LT COL Martin Neale. Delivers sound orders Places subordinates before self. counselling subordinates Supervises and coaches subordinates Always completing a task to the standard required Integrity General Xu being briefed LT GEN Jerry Mateparae Making no excuses for non-completion Being honest about own and others' abilities. allows mistakes. bought in late-1996. admiting mistakes. the international and regional situation. its population and history. which makes it virtually undetectable by enemy forces. Raven has a low-power output. “someone who has been a soldier maybe only about three or four years – a bombardier or corporal – who has the ﬁnal responsibility for a 93% chance of destroying an aircraft . Escorted by Brigadier Warren Whiting. which ﬁt together like building blocks to form the shape required to achieve a given task. Developed by the Spanish ﬁrm Indra Sistemas SA the system comprises the elements necessary to effectively operate the French-made Mistral anti-aircraft missiles. He said that the chain of information. seeks advice. General Xu was briefed by the Chief of Defence. our values are courage. our code of conduct. Defence Minister Phil Goff said General Xu was one of the highestranking military leaders to visit New Zealand. not giving in to peer pressure. accepts criticism. But: teams only work if each person plays their part. including Chief of Army. Reported by Gary Parkes Practicing their Mistral loading drills GNRs Paul Beveridge (L) and Peter Dowzall Chinese general visits OH 06-0492-46 THE WARRIOR ETHOS Self-discipline to harden oneself physically Total and unshakeable trust in each other courage WN 06-0033-92 commitment Attaining and maintaining physical standards Being totally reliable comradeship integrity Seeks to improve own standards Always straight and honest. AC SCI. Courage. The information. the question of Taiwan. Reading the table. To serve honourably. They also discussed peacekeeping. holds sound principles IDEAL BEHAVIOUR Setting and achieving personal physical challenges Standing up for what is right. COL Lofty Hayward and (obscured) 16 Field Regiment Commander LT COL Martin Neale. and the Chinese peaceful development policy. comradeship and integrity require the highest standards of behaviour. The New Zealand Army is not merely a heap of well-trained individuals. no matter how difﬁcult it seems. commitment. Juan Diez Pantaleon. or improve on. the reputation established by our predecessors. visited Headquarters NZDF. we must consistently maintain the highest standards of behaviour. demonstrates humility. was now readily available to the ﬁnal decision maker. The table (below) lists behaviours expected of each other. “Ethos” incorporates two elements that have stood the test of time during peace and war: Loyalty All uniformed personnel in the Army have sworn a solemn oath of allegiance to the New Zealand Government and to the Crown. with the added capacity to identify “friend or foe”. corrects afterwards Resists pressure to lower standards. maintains calmness. Combined with the Mistral Air Defence system currently in service with 16 Field Regiment. The commissioning of VACS marks the culmination of a $25. as well as a mentality preparing us for warﬁghting. MAJ GEN Lou Gardiner. together with data for ﬁre control. General Xu Caihou. Each person’s behaviour must give their comrades certainty that they will perform the right way when required. and accompanied by a delegation of 20 senior ofﬁcers and support staff. for talks with the New Zealand Defence Force and the Government. Demonstrating the Mistral anti-aircraft missile launcher is GNR Arihi Reihana 16 Field Regiment Commander. which collect airspace information and feed it to a command centre for processing. not just when we are at work or at war – so we should display them 24 hours a day. We are a large team. made up of lots of small teams. He also visited the HMNZ Naval Base in Auckland. keeping morale up Being honest with others about their abilities. making decisions. state-of-the-art anti-aircraft radar system to protect soldiers from surprise attack was handed over to the NZ Army at Linton in early October. and to promote the standard of freedom New Zealanders enjoy. and what we would like to do is try to encourage it to utilise the strengths that it has and to promote regional security and stability”. The manufacturers are now running. WN 06-0033-91 ETHOS AND VALUES How we support our country by supporting our mates Our ethos is “Serving New Zealand Loyally and Honorably”. bought from Thales Communications of France was delivered in July. As a team. Honour The New Zealand Army has a proud history. We must live up to. over a six-week period. improves standards in others Looks to the well-being of others Allocates credit Represents subordinates Maintains standards in others Shows personal resolve Mental hardness to survive the Demonstrates self-control. commitment. said the system revolves around two Raven mobile radar transmitters.5 million project. said Mr Goff. the VACS vastly improves the effectiveness of the weapon and increases the Army’s ability to protect its personnel and equipment. using these behaviours as a guide. developed for the Spanish Army. welcomed the addition to his armoury. the vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission. There is an important reason for this – we need to be able to trust and depend on each other during stressful situations. unit or comrade Is determined Never refusing a task. you will see that these things cover our whole life. If you want to serve loyally and honourably. pursues selfimprovement Anticipates superior’s requirements Supports others at all times Always supporting mates Completes difﬁcult tasks in adverse situations and missions Assisting others to complete tasks Working in teams to overcome odds. antiterrorism. not arrogance One of China’s top military leaders spent six days visiting New Zealand recently. is then analysed to give an instant picture of airborne threats. Joint Force Headquarters. tries alternatives Undertakes unpopular tasks Promotes competitiveness Always being there for your mates. “China has a key role to play in world affairs commensurate with its size.issue 365 17 October 2006 news03 COLONEL AL McCONE ACGS HR Protected from attack A new. sets an example. comradeship and integrity – but what do these words really mean? Our ethos describes the characteristic spirit and beliefs of our Army: our way of life. who have the added beneﬁt of identifying friend or foe (IFF) interrogators to prevent “blue on blue” incidents. beginning from the 20km radius radar plot. He said that air defence was an extremely complicated business involving split-second timing. At HQ NZDF. and Parliament. and their militaries. Acting Secretary of Defence Chris Seed. solving problems Always sticking to a task until completed Always striving to improve self and others'. horrors of the battleﬁeld conﬁdence and resolve To never be satisﬁed with anything short of victory To put the mission or team goal before oneself Takes well-calculated risks Shows ability to overcome adversity Prepares others Enforces discipline Solves problems Promotes competitiveness Develops pride in others Completes difﬁcult tasks and missions Positively represents superior's intent Supports Superiors. delegates authority Plans tasks Manages resources . LT GEN Jerry Mateparae. The VACS principal designer. seeking challenges Displays initiative. Can you do it? L-R: CA MAJ GEN Lou Gardiner. and the service chiefs. Critical information is then fed direct to the missile launcher operators. I have a challenge for all Army personnel.
But this was no search for ancient relics. passed between them. “We used a block and tackle with a pulley to remove it from its original site. “Soon we became aware that it was not a harmless piece of tin but something more sinister. This is only one of ﬁve new police stations the New Zealand Government is funding in the Bamyan Province. She said that although she understands New Zealand is a small country. The advantage of this approach was that support for the motorbikes would be provided locally through the bazaar. nine NZPRT personnel mounted up and delivered the nine bikes to the Police Station. “We’ve done 45 small jobs and blown 11 multiple items but there’s no doubt this was the most signiﬁcant in terms of the importance to the local people and signiﬁcance of the site.” By LCPL Andrew McAlley WN 06-0292-01 COURAGE. explained that once an incendiary bomb went off. While this was being done. Removing the bomb was done by what CAPT Garrod called a semi-remote technique. it was manufactured in China and assembled in Kabul. “With almost no machinery or equipment and with very rudimentary tools they have met the standards the NZPRT is looking for. as you don’t get to do this sort of thing every day around the NZPRT. there are three New Zealand Police on the staff of the Regional Police Training Centre in Bamyan. as well as on budget and on time”. before they could be delivered to the ANP each brand-new bike still had to be “run in” to ensure each bike was acceptable. Damaged. As the ofﬁcial party moved down a main street lined with hundreds of locals there was no mistaking who they were there to welcome. CAPT Matt Tihi said. ammo tech ofﬁcer for NZPRT. thanked the NZPRT for their continued support and presence. After identifying that motorbikes would also be helpful as a more rapid means of responding to ANP call-outs. For NZ Army engineers WN 06-0293-05 LAC Amy Houben and TPR Logan Whitford provide security CAPT Matt Tihi and SSGT Brendon McDonald.” Same deal for any other known reputable brands. and the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team was called in to help.000-year-old archaeological site was an experience a small team of NZDF personnel are unlikely to forget. said CAPT Garrod. The Kahmard District Police Station. A short handover ceremony was carried out. such was the excitement of the crowd at the opening of the New Zealand-funded police station.cmyk 04Deployment Explosive history Digging at a 2. COMRADESHIP AND INTEGRITY One down four to go WN 06-0293-07 Standing for the National Anthem As the Black Hawk helicopter ﬂew over the township of the Ru-Ye-Sang in the Kahmard District. we weren’t sure if it was a cluster bomb. security. he said. when they found the bomb they thought it was a piece of tin but the men know to be careful digging around the site as we’ve found mines and grenades before”. therefore. with smiles all round by the ANP members present. waste cotton and phosphorous. To support this new infrastructure. They have ensured the high standard of training for new recruits and senior ofﬁcers.” “We have been very happy with the main contractor on this project as he has successfully completed this project to a very high standard. which is highly explosive. He said a permanent base for the Afghanistan National Police (ANP) is crucial for maintaining a security presence in the region. and the bikes were delivered direct to the NZPRT. NZPRT in Bamyan. “Initially. added SSGT Brendon McDonald. the NZPRT Contingent Commander. “It could have been dropped when the Russians were here ﬁghting the Mujahadeen. working on such an historic site. had secured the landing zone and site of the new Kahmard District Police Station. COMMITMENT. the NZPRT identiﬁed a gap in the ANP’s capability: a lack of reliable transportation.” CAPT Paul Garrod. the ﬁre was near-impossible to put out. First question: “Do you sell Honda?” Initial answer: “Yes. funded by the New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID). It became a sensitive recovery mission after a 500kg incendiary bomb was discovered buried at the foot of the 53m-tall Buddha statue. the substances burst with devastating effect once ignited by TNT inside the bomb. Air Force armourer CPL Jim Johns. “Quite a bit of research went into identifying the device before we could be sure of what it was we were dealing with and begin making it safe to move and then be destroyed. Last year. failed to go off and been recovered”. it was decided that “When in Rome……” so a local brand off-road motorbike was purchased. However. stability and education of the Bamyan people. the Allies used incendiaries to raise the German city of Dresden towards the end of WWII. This involved ﬁnding nine bike riders willing to ride these brand-new off-road motorbikes a short way down local Afghani roads to the Police Station. he said. they are ideal for setting ﬁres to cities or killing troops in the open. and the Government also has contributed vehicles and communication equipment to the ANP. Then we rigged up a second pull to change its direction. is undoubtedly the best constructed and most visually appealing building in the township. place an order for nine motorbikes and spares – job done. Called a “LDC150GY-25 Landcruiser”. because both these items appear similar”. incendiary bombs contain substances that ignite like a ﬁery gel. “If you got any of the stuff on you you’d never put it out with water”. “The contractors have done an amazing job here”. which was our biggest fear”. earlier this year they gave the ANP seven new Toyota Hiluxes. So. he said. the bomb probably had a chequered past before being dug up at the foot of the Buddha. CAPT Ross Smith. some four hours' drive away. There was no shortage of volunteers. it has made a huge contribution to the peace. and their friendly approach throughout the Bamyan Province. So wearing body armour. The roads in and around Bamyan are rough to say the least. “We had a bit of difﬁculty identifying just what it was that had been found. said CPL Johns. spoke to the crowd. With the rest of us behind cover. “I am so happy with what has happened here today. to get it into a prepared protective site for destruction”.” As we dug away in the mid-day sun.” As opposed to high-explosive bombs that explode and cause damage from the blast. failed to go off and was buried under the rubble. But this is Afghanistan and not downtown Auckland. The next challenge was to deliver the bikes to the ANP Police Station. the children threw sweets and the crowd cheered. Contributed by SQNLDR Shane Meighan WN 06-0293-12 LCPL Andrew McAlley gets to grips with the buddha bomb New ANP motorbikes being delivered by NZPRT personnel . these bikes will suit this environment. said Mr Melzl. was given the job to make the site safe. In the end. soldiers so far away from home. who had overseen the project from conception to completion. Contributed by WO2 Greg Mitchell Bikes for Afghan Police The NZPRT has a mandate to help develop and build the capability of the Afghan National Police (ANP). explained the deadly device had been found by workmen employed to help with the international restoration effort to rebuild two Buddhas destroyed by the Taliban. bike helmets and carrying riﬂes. As Her Excellency. thanks to the PRT we can resume our work and no damage has been done to the Buddha. I couldn’t help but think of the strange twist that had us. ﬁnd a motorbike dealer. Governor Habiba Sarabi. this was a proud moment. “Then when the Taliban came and were blowing up the Buddhas it was probably placed alongside other ordinance. Checking that no one was in the danger zone he ﬁred the charges –a loud explosion ripped through the air and a white mushroom cloud slowly rose above the Buddha site. after their recent salvage operation at the foot of an ancient Buddha recently. The task initially appeared straightforward. Packed with a mix of thermite. The 500kg bomb was the single biggest item destroyed by the NZPRT’s EOD team of CAPT Garrod and CPL Johns during their six-month tour. a large crowd congregated to welcome the ofﬁcial party. and enable the police to respond to callouts more rapidly. then prepped the charges for demolition. CAPT Garrod’s colleague. “It was our 56th job since arriving in late-April”. he said. Governor Habiba Sarabi. Mr Melzl praised the NZPRT’s successful removal of the threat. which was carved into the mountains of Bamyan in the sixth to seventh centuries. CPL Johns prepared two shaped plastic explosive devices designed to provide a controlled ignition of the bomb’s contents. or an incendiary bomb. With chilling effect. a small number of new off-road motorcycles were purchased for the ANP in Bamyan. a bomb. CAPT Garrod carried out the ﬁnal pull of the bomb from inside an armoured Humvee. Personnel from Kiwi Team Two. we’ve got ‘Hond’ (a Chinese imitation brand) and ‘Hondi’ (another imitation brand). International Council on Monuments and Sites spokesman. Wander down to the local bazaar. Edmund Melzl.
With a basic plan from SSGT Brendon McDonald and some muscle from the other members of his platoon. we could organise medical assistance. NZPRT assessed that the HAT could be a pro-active force for the whole Bamyan Province. WO1 Tony Armstrong. Private Daniel Conchie is no exception. and numerous wells around the district. The operation was carried out in early September. and “Conchie’s Cove” is a legacy that is left behind for future rotations. checking if all was well.” WN 06-0034-05 CAPT Ross Smith. the generosity of our contingent. latrines for the local bazaar. The HAT did not have enough resources to carry out all its functions. Jalil. he found that the Egyptian Hospital could carry out the procedure After some worry that Hussain would miss being at Bagram on time. A riﬂeman from Recon Platoon. for use by their Health Assessment Team (HAT). would provide a chance for a life-changing operation After asking military medical organisations based in for his son. such as self-reliant transport. one of which is to travel to the province’s remote areas to assess the village’s needs. a surgeon at the Egyptian Hospital. organised a fundraising drive by LTC Khaled Eikholy. However. Jalil is looking good.” Before joining the Army PTE Conchie had worked as a builder’s labourer. Contributed by WO1 Tony Armstrong Hussain was looking very bewildered that NZPRT personnel he had met WN 06-0034-04 . One of the most satisfying and memorable events during our tour was assisting a local 18-month-old child. Hussain Abbas. the New Zealand Village after the operation liaison ofﬁcer. a bridge for the local boy’s school. so we told Hussain we would let him know within a couple of weeks if we could get this little boy from Sardbarg to a military hospital for an operation. “When I heard that the lads wanted a focal point around the canteen and that our engineers were ﬂat out. The patrol consists of personnel from many different backgrounds. Lack of transport also restricted the HAT from visiting outlying basic health centres to provide on-going training and extra supplies. Contributed by SQNLDR Shane Meighan WN 06-0293-01 Conchie’s Cove Overseas deployments often uncover the hidden talents of our servicemen and women. only weeks ago. the NZPRT project team sourced funding for two new Ford Ranger 4WD vehicles for the hospital. working on the deck inbetween his daily duties proved a challenge. to celebrate. where MAJ Miles Macdonald forwarded all the relevant MAJ Shaun Brookes and WO1 Tony Armstrong with Hussain and Jalil visiting Sardbarg information to MAJ Brendon Jull. – and the best part was. We sent the details back to the NZPRT. with some assistance from others within Kiwi Base. en route. The doctor mentioned there was a child. Major Shaun Brookes. They planned to focus on “service quality improvements” for some of the outlying regions and villages.issue 365 17 October 2006 deployment05 Reaching remote villages The NZPRT recently delivered two new Ford Ranger 4WD vehicles to the Bamyan Hospital. PTE Conchie has shown what – with a little assistance. in Sardbarg village with a cleft lip and palette. the patrol’s second-in-command. met with Jalil’s father. PTE Conchie said. I decided to take the task on myself. BAF. “It’s taken a lot longer than I’d anticipated. Within two days. along with his wife Marzai and daughter Shaﬁqa. the patrol has delivered many tonnes of humanitarian assistance (HA) which has always been well received and has beneﬁted many communities within the AO. maintain security. interact with the local population and provide reconstruction assistance. 1 RNZIR. Also. “Today’s ribbon cutting ceremony signiﬁes the culmination of many hour's work by PTE Conchie and the team. a bridge on the main route out to the west. located at Bagram Air Force (BAF) base. We had no idea on how. some determination and lots of hard work – can be achieved. and. Jalil. the welfare committee has shouted a few “near-beers” [non-alcoholic beers] to ensure that the deck is christened in an appropriate manner. or even if. but could not implement this plan without the necessary resources. Since arriving in Afghanistan the patrol has organised contracts to build retaining walls for the local bazaar and schools. Their role is to provide a coalition presence in the area. who said he had always felt guilty that Jalil was born with a cleft lip and palette. I was starting to wonder if I was ever going to get it completed. Egyptian hospital. Kiwi 1 returned to Sardbarg on their next patrol and with perseverance our New Zealand liaison ofﬁcer MAJ Jull and LTC Khaled Eikoly of the managed to convey the information to Hussain through an interpreter. Fortunately. spoke at the ofﬁcial opening. we now have a communal area that future deployed personnel will enjoy. the patrol commander. The problem was. so he was experienced with using a range of tools. we stopped at the local clinic to talk with the doctor. with each member taking a different perspective on the tour. more than enough for the trip. back home to New Zealand. we set about putting in the foundations. ahead of the provincial mobile clinic. they would do it for free. four helped by WO2 Greg Mitchell. the NZPRT had raised weeks after the operation. Kiwi1 visited Hussain and Jalil on their last patrol to Sardbarg.” SNO CAPT Ross Smith. plus food and accommodation life thanks to the efforts of Kiwi1. Well done PTE Conchie. Bamyan Provincial Health Director and CAPT Kath McCrory PTE Daniel Conchie working on the deck A child’s life changed forever Kiwi Team 1 has been patrolling the western area of operations (AO) in Bamyan since April this year. to get themselves from Sardbarg to Bagram. he will have a normal $US170. On our ﬁrst patrol to Sardbarg village. Without the Bamyan Hospital staff knowing. Jalil and his family couldn’t afford the bus fares news arrived that they had arrived. This deck is testament to the comradeship of the contingent.
From the start it was not quite clear which way the game was going to go as the lead changed several times. held over the ﬁrst week of October. After halftime. The extra operational commitments have also meant sacriﬁce and adjustment for 2nd/1st Battalion.” He admits that it has been a long. WN 06-0034-16 . Two days later. Lone Pine 2007 will undoubtedly be a hard fought contest as the 1st Battalion will have the opportunity to regain the Lone Pine on home soil. but that’s life. These deployments came on top of platoon-size deployment to Afghanistan and the Solomons in late 2005 to early 2006. 1st Battalion defends hard against 2nd/1st Battalion in the men’s soccer was the senior rugby. a Defence Force trophy for medical excellence. it’s just something that exists within the organisation at the moment and it’s very. Early on it seemed that the 2nd/1st Battalion was going to dominate. That seemed to be the slap in the face 2nd/1st Battalion needed and they proceeded to wrap up the match 3–1. in particular the 3rd Logistics Battalion. The 2nd/1st Battalion were trying to secure the ﬁrst-ever Lone Pine clean sweep whilst the 1st Battalion wanted to restore some damaged pride. “Throughout the year a lot of key people have come and gone from the battalion. Their attitude has allowed the battalion to continue to function in an appropriate manner. taking the Lone Pine Trophy (above).” The battalion has excelled in other areas as well. to the very best of their ability. like in the league. with the wind on their side. a platoon redeployed from New Caledonia. CPL Aaron Horrell of 2nd/1st Battalion ﬁnished in 1st place with the next seven places being taken by 2nd/1st Battalion team members. and on each occasion the people below them have stepped up. where they were on exercise. In the ﬁrst six months of this year we deployed two national command elements. “We’ve had to make some huge adjustments to our training programme and it looks nothing like what was proposed some 12 months ago during the initial budgeting phase. a good way for CPL Horrell to ﬁnish his career as he now leaves the service after nine years with the 2nd/1st Battalion. He says it was made possible by the “outstanding support” provided by the 2/1 RNZIR Logistics Company. Just into the second half they drew even and the game stood at 2–all. the 2nd/1st Battalion colts grabbed the game by the horns and pulled away to a convincing 28–10 win. with a 9. it must be noted that both units gave 100% throughout the four days of competition. as well as from other 3 LFG units. the 2nd/1st Battalion managed to hold on and secure a close victory 53–50. some impressive work from PTE Travis Liddington and LCPL Mathew Lloyd had the 2nd/1st Battalion team up 12 points by the third quarter. The second half. While Lone Pine 2006 was very much a one-sided affair with the 2nd/1st Battalion winning seven games to nil. It’s not something that comes from the top. the 1st Battalion had a big task ahead of them if they were to stop the 2nd/1st Battalion on their home ground. In early May. and a desire to achieve excellence in all that they do. The last 20 minutes saw shots on both goals but in the end it was LCPL Jonathan Wood who scored. up to the summit and back down again. As he has done in previous years. Also in May. says LT COL Boswell. starting near the bottom of the Rapaki track. the 1st Battalion managed to claw their way back and take the third game.2 kilometre run. two company headquarters and 11 platoons on operations throughout the world – basically. and you’ve just got to roll with the punches – and I think we’re doing that quite well. the standard of the competition was high with the basketballers showing some good skills in and around the key. some excellent work from the 2nd/1st Battalion team. “It’s a result of the attitude that people here have adopted: an attitude to just get on and do what is required of them. It almost looked as though it was going to be an easy win for the 2nd/1st Battalion team. The ﬁnal match of the competition Goal face scramble. and recently we were undefeated against the ﬁrst battalion in sports.” LT COL Boswell believes that the 2nd/1st Battalion has clearly demonstrated to Defence and Government that they are a very viable option for short-notice deployments. Contributed by CAPT Jacob Murray PTE Balawakula of 2/1 Battalion making a break in the men's senior rugby 2/1 RNZIR Basketball Volleyball Rugby League Cross Country Colts Rugby Soccer Senior Rugby Total wins 53 3 32 Win 28 3 91 7 WN 06-0034-17 1 RNZIR 50 1 16 Loss 10 2 0 0 WN 06-0034-24 One busy year 2006 has been a year for the history books of 2nd/1st Battalion. without complaint. CPL Aaron Horrell of 2nd/1st Battalion LT COL John Boswell have come out on top. Lieutenant Colonel John Boswell. “It’s quite an achievement that we’ve been able to prepare our people as quickly as we did for deployment. The Freyberg Trophy for shooting currently resides in the battalion. As the holders of the Lone Pine trophy.cmyk 06our people SERVING NEW ZEALAND LOYALLY AND HONOURABLY WN 06-0034-18 Battle of the LONE PINE The Burnham sports ﬁelds were the battleground for this annual ﬁxture between the two Regular Force Battalions of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. cleared up any thoughts of a second loss for the 2nd/1st Battalion as they sailed away to win the match 32–16. and that they’ve got over there and performed to the very high standard they did – everybody in the battalion can be very proud of that. assumed their new responsibilities. national command element and national support element deployed to East Timor. particularly for logistics and medical personnel. our soldiers Start of the cross-country led by the eventual winner. The 1st Battalion drew ﬁrst blood but it was quickly matched and the half time score was 10– 10. “2006 has been one of the busiest years in 2/1’s history. however. This year the cross country was held over the Port Hills. very pleasing to be a part of. but it was not to be. to the Solomon Islands. Whilst the 2nd/1st Battalion was triumphant in this instance. resides in the battalion for the ﬁrst time since 1987. with some good talent being shown on both sides and CAPT GG Smith from the 1st Battalion proving that he can still mix it with guys 25 years younger than him. it was hard to tell who was going to win. saw their side sail into halftime with a 45–nil lead. Although it looked evenly matched at the start. hard year for the battalion. the best part of the battalion”. in particular from LCPL Lloyd Carter and LCPL Aaron James. much to the delight of the Commanding Ofﬁcer of the 2nd/1st Battalion. The volleyballers did not disappoint. he says. “In every military skills or sporting competition where they have been required to represent the unit. a company headquarters. an important game for both sides for different reasons. In June one of the original four platoons was replaced by a further platoon. four-platoons. “Never before has our army sent conventional light infantrymen offshore on operations with the short notice we had earlier this year – never before. prior to half time the 1st Battalion team started to make a good comeback. From the outset. a platoon and a company headquarters deployed to the Solomon Islands in less than 15 hours. enabling 2/1 to hold out and win the game 3–2. in particular PTE Wharipouri of the 1st Battalion displayed exceptional talent. and just got on with the job.” He says the battalion’s achievements this year reﬂect the positive environment that currently exists within the battalion. The 2nd/1st Battalion rugby league team was up next and had a point to prove after being well beaten last year. Although the match was tightly contested for the ﬁrst half. however. however. another platoon and national command and support elements followed. maybe the Europeans have got it right after all. the Waterhouse Trophy. says its Commanding Ofﬁcer. The second half was a repeat of the ﬁrst with the 2nd/1st Battalion team taking the game away with an unheard of 91–0 victory. Colts rugby was next on the agenda and. The soccer match turned out to be surprisingly interesting with neither side willing to budge. Despite a 1st Battalion surge near the end. two national support elements. LT COL John Boswell.” In mid-April.
HMNZS Canterbury will be a remarkable additional asset to the Defence Force. "Fit to Fight: More on the Enhanced Basic" under "Battle Efﬁciency Test (BET)" it was incorrectly stated that the march is 8km and needs to be completed in 72mins or faster. We have been posted to HMNZS Canterbury.navy. ﬁve NZ Army personnel have received New Zealand Bravery Medals for actions going back to 1990.322 men served with the unit. which has a chromed section of railway iron as a centerpiece. Turning back towards the beach. I had the privilege of sailing from Perth to Melbourne with nine Navy personnel to scope out our latest capability. Unfortunately. prior to a dawn service. “My partner was freaking out because she couldn’t see my head when I went out. I was very impressed with the ship’s facilities. Trentham All Arms Senior Non-Commissioned Ofﬁcer’s Course Fiji Commissioning Course Induction Training PNG Commissioning Course Induction Training Defence Language Centre. the Navy’s new military amphibious sealift ship. He said he was proud to have been invited to the window’s dedication. Reported by Gary Parkes WN 06-0034-23 Bren Campbell (R) of Foxton with grandson. but was struggling to return to shore with his son. The cargo deck alone is approximately 120x24 metres – enough to ﬁt a motorised NZLAV company. One of its roles is to transport the Army’s freight. in St Martin’s RNZE Corps and Garrison Chapel in Linton Military Camp. contact your local Recruiting Ofﬁce. I mean. SSGT Palmer swam 150m out to reach the pair. Sunday morning began with the traditional demolitions explosions. part of a ship’s company of 77 personnel (including an embarked aircrew) will be responsible for loading and securing cargo. from the cargo deck. who served with the 16th Railway Operating Coy for three years from 1940. when he heard cries for help. SSGT Palmer jumped in their rescue boats to look for Mr Flavell – but their efforts were in vain. The window (see cover image). Back in New Zealand. The ﬁrst recipient was Corporal Glenn Abbot. in a time of 9-11 min/km (maximum). he took hold of the boy and told the father to get himself back to shore. Sappers remember railway men The role of a unique New Zealand unit that came under the wing of the Corps of Royal NZ Engineers during World War II came under the spotlight on Sappers Day (15 October). More information on HMNZS Canterbury and other new acquisitions can be found on www. Chaplain Rah Koia dedicated a window to the services of the “Railway Battalion”. To become a movement operator in the Regular and Territorial Force. as part of the Project Protector. recreation and mess areas. Trentham Fit to Fight: More on the Enhanced Basic In the previous issue of Army News #364. HMNZS Canterbury capabilities are extensive and versatile. embarked forces cabins.navy. but that’s where myself and six other Army movement operators are. with 32 killed on operations. near Palmerston North. The New Zealand Bravery Medal is awarded for “acts of bravery” and recipients are entitled to use “NZBM” after their name. SSGT Palmer. He then taught at a school for 17 years. how can you stand back there and do nothing?” When SSGT Palmer reached the pair. I feel proud to be a part of this new capability.nz/ visit-the-ﬂeet/project-protector Contributed by SSGT Shane Pretty 1999.30pm on 17 January. SSGT Palmer was visiting Himitangi Beach. SSGT Palmer keeps in contact with Joseph Flavell and his family. I have enjoyed the Navy’s hospitality.mil. He explained that the Railways Group comprised four units (two operating and two construction). During the Sappers Day commemoration service. are SPRs Eoghan O’Sullivan (L) and Daniel Watson NAME SGT TALA MAFILE’O 2LT JOVESA TURAGASAU 2LT SIMIONE QIONIBARAVILALA OCDT WILLIAM KONAMETE COUNTRY Tonga COURSE Mutual Assistance Programme overseas army personnel in NZ LOCATION The Army Depot. During the war he took the photograph which features at the top of the window. Despite a strong undertow. with his partner. Since being posted to the Devonport Naval Base. He will receive the prestigious New Zealand Bravery Medal at a ceremony in the new year. “When I heard them shouting for help I did have to think twice. In all. Sappers Day weekend began with troops converging on its “home town” of Levin. Mr Campbell worked on the railways before returning to his original trade. and the sea was pretty rough”. The Desert Railway – The NZ Railway Group in North Africa. ‘will three of us get stuck out there? If I go out there are we all going to drown?’ But also going through my head was ‘get the boy.issue 365 17 October 2006 our people07 WN 06-0034-07 “Act of Bravery” Award Staff Sergeant Wayne Palmer has been honoured with a New Zealand Bravery Medal for rescuing a drowning child from the sea. where static displays were erected in and outside the Levin RSA. of Palmerston North WN 06-0034-21 Erecting an 8-bay mobile girder bridge (MGB). The award. Mr Campbell was called upon to make the inaugural presentation of a trophy by the New Zealand Railway Units of World War II to the 2nd Engineer Regiment. HMNZS Canterbury will be delivered and commissioned into service in late-January 2007.dixs. who gave him a greenstone patu last year as a symbol of their appreciation. Since the medal was instituted in WN 05-0008-05 HMNZS Canterbury SSGT Wayne Palmer with the greenstone received from the Flavell family Soldier all at sea When joining the Army. vehicles and embarked forces to their amphibious objective area (AOA). general engineering. One of its many achievements was building a desert railway from scratch. The movement operators. he said. is for the top junior NCO of a ﬁeld regiment. Constable Craig Bleakley. was sponsored by the Sappers Association and mainly funded from royalties from Brendon Judd’s book. replacing British awards for bravery. 2004. My ﬁrst impression of the ship was its near-overwhelming size. get the boy’. received a Royal Humane Society of New Zealand Bronze Medal in September 2005 (Army News #340). At the dedication was Bren Campbell.” When surf lifesavers appeared. Trentham Above and below: HMNZS Canterbury’s cargo bow WN 06-0034-08 who is where? HMNZS Canterbury . surgical operating theatre and the Joint Operations Room. Brent. In the wake of the Dunkirk evacuation. had dived in to rescue him. and I wish to thank them for providing us with a smooth transition. of Foxton Beach. for 10 years. to the gymnasium.mil. The child’s father. “A couple of waves came over us and when I looked back he was gone – he must have been so exhausted that he drowned in front of us. Following the service. which were formed to operate in Europe. Their professionalism and commitment will see us in good stead in the Joint Force environment. The correct distance is a 12km Forced March. he saw that seven-year-old Joseph Flavell had been caught in the rip. Correction WN 06-0034-09 Fiji Commissioning Course Induction Training Defence Language Centre.nz or www. you would be mistaken for thinking that the last place you would be posted to was a ship. 1. who is based in Napier with the East Coast/Hawke’s Bay Army Recruiting Ofﬁce. Mr Flavell did not make it back to the shore. they were sent instead to North Africa where they provided a vital supply chain link to the Desert War. Waiouru Defence Language Centre. At 2.
500 metres away. COMMITMENT. the NZ Army’s aging GPMGs have become increasingly expensive to maintain. Parts of these new guns looked identical to the old. so that the “balancing drill” (test-ﬁring to adjust the rate of ﬁre) is no longer needed. “It keeps up its rate of ﬁre during sustained use much better too”. creating the potential for parts to become mixed. “On the old ones you had to turn the gas pressure dial up higher after a couple of hundred rounds. he added. Here they made a rendezvous with the NZLAV of 161’s forward observer party. the red tracer bullets curving through the snow-laden air as they found their target 1. explained that each gun is pre-balanced by armourers. COMRADESHIP AND INTEGRITY MAGs on NZLAVs NZLAV-mounted MAG 58s were recently seen in action at Waiouru during a NZLAV Commanders Course. British-origin GPMGs. and the MAG 58 Platt-mounts and coax guns opened up with supporting ﬁre. CAPT Dave Thorsen. but were milled to metric sizes. The 12 course members spent the night inside four NZLAVs in Home Valley and then. Dozens of boxes of 7. moved up to Nursery Ridge where 161 Bty was positioned. The old guns were made to the imperial inch. Reported by John Archer WN 06-0033-95 A The new MAG 58 In recent years. and the ﬁve NZLAVs then moved cross-country – through snow-covered scrub – to their ﬁring positions. In 2003.” E WN 06-0033-98 .62mm ammunition in the FOP’s NZLAV were transferred into the TTT vehicles. and up to Westlawn. They then moved forward of the artillery. just before dawn. A “Musorian enemy force” had been located 2km north-east of Westlawn. the new NZLAVs arrived in New Zealand equipped with over 200 MAG 58s as coax and Platt-mount guns. driving very carefully on the snow-covered roads down into the Argo Valley. While the new gun looks exactly the same as the old GPMG externally. senior instructor of Support Weapons Wing at the Army’s Combat School. who add washers to the internal mechanism to adjust the ﬁring speed. its gas piston is of an improved design. when the students were required to give supporting ﬁre to the ﬁeld guns of 16 Field Regt.cmyk 08EXERCISE COURAGE. They are now being replaced by a ﬂeet of metric MAG 58s manufactured by FN Herstal Belgium. While the trainee artillery ofﬁcers calculated their coordinates – and then recalculated them – artillery shells began landing on the hillside in front.
although there was strong political pressure to buy the American M60. said that the Army upgraded to the safer L7A2 conﬁguration in the early 1970s when a number of new L7A2s were purchased. the FN MAG 58. and a partial refurbishment undertaken. in the 1980s the Americans abandoned their M60. Then they developed a sustained ﬁre kit – heavier barrel. ﬂeet manager (weapons) DFM.400 for 270 guns and 80 sustained ﬁre kits. But all these variants are known as MAG 58 in NATO usage. The Army paid £94.” Mr Nobby Clarke. The NZLAV’s two MAG 58s ﬁring at the hillside target across the valley F. With the introduction of the LSW C9 in 1988. The GPMG was then re-introduced in the sustained ﬁre role only. heavy tripod and improved sight – to convert it to a medium machine gun. Then the British got a license to build the MAG 58 as a replacement for their pre-war Bren LMG (light machine gun). and in 1958 produced their Mitrailleur a Gaz (machine gun of gas).62 ammunition for the Platt-mounted guns B. Tracer bullets from a coax MAG 58 ricochet off the target G . with gloves. A coax MAG 58 clearing itself of accumulating dirt during a NZLAV night shoot G. Unloading 7. reloading the Platt-mount MAG 58 C. modiﬁed the parts so that most of them could be made cheaply and precisely from pressed steel. Commander. This upgrade also included the purchase of new C2A1 sights. the ﬂeet of L7A2s were temporarily withdrawn from service. Moving forward to the ﬁring zone B WN 06-0034-02 The old L7 GPMG The Army’s old Gimpy was a British version of a Belgian gun derived from the Browning automatic riﬂe of World War One.issue 365 17 October 2006 09 WN 06-0033-97 WN 06-0034-01 C WN 06-0033-96 D A. The weapon was known in New Zealand as the “GPMG” or the “Gimpy” – what American soldiers were also calling their M60 general purpose machine gun. In the 1950s. F WN 06-0034-03 E. “I did the ﬁrst course”. said MAJ GEN Gordon Benfell. the Belgian arms manufacturer Fabrique Nationale (FN) turned the BAR’s basic ﬁring mechanism upside down. and they also adopted the MAG 58. They called it the L7A1. and have used it mostly mounted on vehicles. However. replacing their Vickers MMG. They were used in the NZ Army in both the light machine gun and sustained ﬁre roles. In late-1964 the NZ Army bought this British-made L7A1 to replace its own Brens and Vickers guns. NZLAV moving up the snow slope D. “It was a marvellous development from its predecessor. They labelled it the M240.
said Mr Goff. Te Arawa and the Defence Force”. lobbying and fundraising. The Otago Peninsula Trust began work on the access tunnel to the gun WN 06-0033-73 in 1984 and it was ﬁnally opened to the public in 1987. rather than being destroyed. it was decided that all the guns must go. 7-inch and the 3. The Queen. the award was downgraded to a Distinguished Conduct Medal without explanation – apparently because another Maori soldier. But. in 1943. Six emplacements were constructed. 1943. which. There were some serious looking faces for a while as the digger moved earth. a signiﬁcant decoration in its own right. at that time. the Otago branch began a project to preserve the six-inch Armstrong Disappearing Gun at Fort Taiaroa. RMLs had become obsolete and were no longer required. the smiles and digging intensity increased. More branches throughout New Zealand followed. and the patu will be worn. was destined to be destroyed and buried. The condition of the guns was quite surprising. a letter from the Queen acknowledging his bravery. who followed her father King George’s 1949 decision that no further awards from the war should be considered. he said that Her Majesty places great store by King George VI’s decision shortly after the Second World War that no further awards for service during the war should be considered. in 1936 some members of the council became concerned that these guns. members of his Te Arawa tribe and former comrades have campaigned for him to get the medal he deserved. renewed interest by some current members was gathering momentum. At 7. artefacts and their histories. NZAHAA members collect and preserve arms. the NZAHAA Otago began trying to locate the Queen’s Gardens guns. However. representing “For Country”. crane and transport. Perhaps. In 1971. the Dunedin City Council gave the association approval to locate and move the guns from the Queen’s Gardens. LT Moananui Ngarimu. However. Mr Goff spoke to whanau. was never worried by the change. North Africa. could incite thoughts of war among the younger generation of men. then a team of students from Otago University’s geology department searched the site with a magnetometer – conﬁrming where the guns had been laying for the last 70 years. more of these “guns of the past” may be uncovered and perhaps may even return to their original emplacements at Fort Taiaroa. when it was believed that we were under threat from naval forces.5-tonne 64-pound riﬂed muzzle-loading guns (RML). and sell or auction many interesting artefacts and weaponry. the riﬂing in the barrel was quite evident. fortiﬁcations for the protection of the Otago Harbour and Dunedin were built on the headlands at Taiaroa Heads (later known as Fort Taiaroa). visit places of interest. the contract was let to a local scrap metal merchant.30am both guns were able to be loaded onto a transporter. By 1978. who died in a car crash in 1986 aged 72. “After unusually ﬁerce ﬁghting we had penetrated the German defences. after cutting up the carriages and mounts. There they remained for a number of years. the gun had been restored. had received a posthumous VC for bravery in a similar action only three weeks before. were donated to Dunedin for display at public parks and reserves. When the ﬁre abated we became aware that the Maoris had captured the feature – and were shouting their triumph down to us. with a patu in Manahi’s memory. The reports of witnesses and commanders at the time said there was evidence that a recommendation for the award of the Victoria Cross was by no means unjustiﬁed and that Lance Sergeant Manahi was clearly deserving of the Distinguished Conduct Medal. During the last couple of years. but our position was extremely precarious because of the steady enemy ﬁre from high up on the feature. last weekend (7 October) to recognise the late soldier’s bravery. The New Zealand Antique and Historical Arms Association (NZAHAA) was ﬁrst formed in Christchurch in 1959. The submission to the palace included Major General Walter Thomas’s description of the night of 19 April. the small group of enthusiasts from the Otago NZAHAA set to. They were taken to a local engineering company. They meet regularly. but nothing still showing. on appropriate occasions. but without success. Some of these guns. A fourth and ﬁnal bid for the Victoria Cross was taken to Buckingham Palace by Defence Minister Phil Goff earlier this year. however. as were the exterior markings. veterans. one of New Zealand’s greatest war heroes has just received the recognition he deserved. supporters and representatives from New Zealand Defence Force gathered at LSGT Manahi’s grave in Muruika Cemetery. Rather than undertake the task themselves. Dunedin Raising the guns Between 1885 and 1905. as part of the dress of the Chief of Defence Force. representing “For King”. with the installation of the most up-to-date guns at that time: the 7-tonne. the mass of enemy dug-outs and weapons. showing the interest in military history. which will go to Saint Faith’s Church. by about 1912. Contributed by Harold Woods WN 06-0033-75 Recovering the barrel of 7-inch RML gun from Queen’s Gardens One of two guns mounted in the Triangle. “Sir Robin [Janvrin. However. But although three generals recommended him for the VC. near his resting place. with the gun pit and passages cleaned and painted. The tribe will give the sword to the Chief of Defence Force (CDF). By 10.00am. I realised what an absolute epic the battle must have been”.cmyk 10reminiscing SERVING NEW ZEALAND LOYALLY AND HONOURABLY WN 06-0033-74 WN 06-0034-15 For God! For King! For Country! Sixty-three years after his bravery on a desert battleﬁeld. Rotorua. Queen’s Gardens. recovered from Queen’s Gardens. as the barrel of the 7-tonne 7-inch gun was uncovered and lifted by crane into the light of day – after 70 years underground – the applause that came from about 250 onlookers was gratifying. LSGT Manahi was recommended for a Lance Sergeant Haane Manahi Victoria Cross after his feats during a battle for control of a steep ridge in Tunisia. after another prod and we heard the sound of “steel on steel”. by RNZA gunners . wondering what they would ﬁnd. hold the occasional “shoot” with varying types of weapons. Thoughts are already moving ahead to guns in the parks. the merchant soon realised that the job was beyond him and the cost of removing these huge barrels by far outweighed their scrap value – so he gained permission to bury them where they stood. In 1970. the palace has agreed to compensate LSGT Manahi by presenting him with an award comprised of an altar cloth.” MAJ GEN Thomas later realised LSGT Manahi had led the charge and “when I saw the steep nature of the ground. The Queen’s private secretary] said that Her Majesty had asked him ﬁrst to reiterate Her great admiration for Lance Sergeant Manahi’s remarkable bravery”. Mr Goff said the gifts would be a “tangible link between Manahi. along with the German and Turkish trophy guns also on display around the city. The Disappearing Gun is now a major tourist attraction. where they will remain in storage while they dry out over the next few months and members start the long and exacting process of restoration. While LSGT Manahi. So. The sword will be displayed in the Ofﬁce of the CDF. Eventually. in the wisdom of our city leaders. After a great deal of physical effort. 7-inch RML. Local businesses supported them by providing a digger. It was rejected by The Queen. with which LSGT Manahi served. “However. The areas were grid searched by “prodding”. including the Otago branch in 1962. the group was successful. The project took a lot of planning. and a sword gifted to Te Arawa. in time. Her Majesty the Queen has personally recognised the heroic actions of the late Lance Sergeant Haane Manahi by presenting him with an award inspired by “For God! For King! And for Country!” from the marching song of the Maori Battalion.” However. representing “For God”.
comprising of PTE Asher Jeffrey (Army). Throughout the New Zealand summer there are also a number of other activities that the NZDF supports through Operation Antarctica. SGT Pryce (manager). ice sculptures and street theatre. including our historical. CPL Luiz. But not all the energy was focused solely on the PDT for September. Once PDT was completed NZDF personnel commenced duties in support of Operation Antarctica with the ﬁrst ﬂight to McMurdo Station in early October. SGT Greg Pryce ran an intense selection process so that the NZDF would be well represented – and he didn’t want to ﬁnish third! The tri-service team. WN 06-0034-14 The team works towards victory SGT Pryce and the Harewood Terminal Team receives trophy from Antartica New Zealand Kicking off Op Antarctica Each September about 55 NZDF personnel prepare to support Operation Antarctica in various roles. sporting and personal ties. Other work on the memorial is steadily progressing. ACH Greenﬁeld (Navy).issue 365 17 october 2006 WN 06-0033-87 news11 WN 06-0033-86 Standards in place The 16 bronze standards for the New Zealand Memorial have been installed in Hyde Park Corner. Christchurch. says PTE Jeffrey. including the winning team. LAC Hahn. so our team did pretty well. There were a number of activities to inform the New Zealand public about Antarctica. AMT2 Dean. London. The Harewood Terminal Team’s prize was Antarctic Experience passes at the Antarctic Centre. “We were going up against teams from last year. after leaving New Zealand for the long journey by ship on Queen’s Birthday. trade. including live links to Scott Base. The NZDF was represented at the festival by personnel who will work in the Harewood Terminal Team. Many of the other teams had competed in the Haglan pull in previous years. AWTR Ngere. LMT(L) Henare. The team gratefully acknowledged the prize. from base services manager at Scott Base to coordinating the passenger services terminal at Harewood. which will be attended by a large New Zealand contingent including 257 New Zealand Defence Force personnel. for example. No 40 Squadron with air transport support or the ship of load team that deploys in January to unload the logistic ships. and requested Antarctic New Zealand forward the prize to the Woman’s Refuge. worth approximately NZ$1. The team entered into the spirit of the festival by participating in the Haglan pull. cultural.080 dollars. On 29 September Christchurch marked the start of the Antarctic season by hosting the Antarctica Festival in Cathedral Square. The New Zealand Memorial in London commemorates the enduring relationship between New Zealand and the United Kingdom. LAC Repko (Air Force) team triumphed with an outstanding victory – despite some tough competition. Each of the 16 bronze standards represents a component of the special bond shared by the two countries. It was the ﬁrst time that anyone has done under 30 seconds for the pull. especially with so many enthusiastic children getting behind the event – and having a pull at the end. Contributed by FLT LT David Brenssell The bronze standards for the New Zealand Memorial in London. in time for the ofﬁcial dedication ceremony on 11 November (Armistice Day).” He said the competition was good fun. at Hyde Park Corner .
Becoming head of the Prime Minister’s Department provides more fascinating insights. In Flanders Fields: The World War One Diary of Private Monty Ingram David Ling Publishing RRP $39. Working with Prime Minister Muldoon and wrestling with Springbok tours to New Zealand. The ANZUS crisis. a coup in Fiji. continuing a 10year tradition whereby an alternating New Zealand Cadet Forces personnel and Canadians in front of a Prowler at Naval Air Station trip is made across the Paciﬁc every Whidbey Island two years. COMRADESHIP AND INTEGRITY Firearms training for cadets Southern Area Cadet Forces Training and Support Unit (SACFTSU) recently ran a ﬁrearms training weekend for ofﬁcers and senior cadets. get a copy for your father – he. I had a great uncle killed at Passchendaele – his story could well be in these pages. COMMITMENT. This relatively new course improves the overall skills of NZCF cadets. And. This was at a time when New Zealand was militarily engaged.00 Reviewed by COL Ray Seymour (Rtd) As I have known Mr Hensley for over 20 years I was keen to review this. Like many readers of this book. urban and rural activities. most of the New Zealand Cadet Corps group were keen to get out amongst the wildlife. while you are in the buying mode. One will learn how one man can contribute so much to the modern history of our country. A short stint back in New Zealand was soon followed by a posting to the Commonwealth Secretariat. This is a diary of a private soldier. Who should read this book? With less than 100 days to go to Christmas Day. and applied range sessions for practical reinforcement and assessment. when Chinese Canadians were still not ofﬁcial citizens of Canada. After four years with the Commonwealth Secretariat. and the liberation of Le Quesnoy. who plays Doctor Cox on the TV show Scrubs. his exploits on leave and just so many other little snippets of information. The Canadians kept the New Zealanders busy – the host families even managed to ﬁll in the only two days free with theme parks and other similar activities. This is an exciting read. led a team of 21 cadets. chapter of suspense. funny and full of facts. This is an incredible Museum records the contribution of Chinese Canadians to the military in World War Two. in the war in South Vietnam. he managed to marry his wife Julie – sorted out ghost problems in his recently rented derelict house. Contributed by W/O Buzz Harvey WN 06-0033-94 Canadians. not only highlighting the role Mr Hensley played in developing the very strong relationship that now exists between New Zealand and Singapore. At the summit the cadets got to experience the joy of adding their own lines to the script of a Lumberjack show. The Canadians will visit New Zealand in 2008. Again. including the Royal British Columbia. particularly when they are taking part in their national shooting competition. The Kiwis were left with a good impression of the size of the American armed forces. the invasion of the Falkland Islands. who left his home in Whakatane. Many New Zealand cadet units also compete annually in the Fennell Commonwealth Shooting Competition. The New Zealanders ran into former All Black Josh Kronfeld and also John C. But the Canadians were not left without a taste of Kiwi culture. undertook a short period of military training and was then off on his great adventure to the battleﬁelds of Broodscinde and Passchendaele. But this is no boring tome. and that a case he has on display still contained a live grenade. The ofﬁcial group activities consisted of a good mix of military. focusing on identifying and correcting ﬁrer faults. That’s what makes this book such a treasure. The escorting NZCF ofﬁcers. It was claimed that a single Prowler can cut off all television and radio communications within a city at the ﬂick of a switch. Santa Monica. the cadets also viewed a demonstration from an explosives disposal team. Mr Hensley returned to foreign service in the New Zealand Embassy in Washington. The birth of their second child. Students are able to see the effect of their coaching and provide effective feedback to the ﬁrer. through the period he was our Secretary of Defence and on into retirement. No trip to the US is complete without meeting a celebrity or two. but also interspersed with interesting anecdotes about marriage beds. While in Gastown the cadets met a shop assistant who claimed to have served in every recent conﬂict. The ﬁrst course was a New Zealand Cadet Forces (NZCF) Range Safety Ofﬁcers course. becoming the proud owners of a Fiat 600. the Cuban crisis and the shooting of President Kennedy were just part of his hectic life in the United States. and ﬁnally seeing a couple of Grizzly bears for themselves. And read it yourself. From there he was sent to Western Samoa where. This is a no-holdsbarred account of New Zealand’s involvement in the Great War from the eyes of a soldier. I can’t imagine Final Approaches will be found in the bottom of too many soldiers’ packs around the country. The Royal BC Museum featured very impressive interactive exhibits. NAS Whidbey Island is home to the US Navy’s Prowler Electronic Warfare aircraft. Mr Hensley has written a superior book on his life as a career diplomat and civil servant. the infamous “Tivoli Incident”. chipmunks and skunks – although while the visitors ran towards the skunks the locals tended to run the other way. too. The cadets also got the chance to look around Gastown. . all contribute to yet another exciting chapter. In New York he became a member of New Zealand’s Mission to the United Nations. On the way home the cadets had three days in Los Angeles to take in some shopping. I just can’t wait for his next book. Cobra snakes. Rather. while the Royal London Wax museum featured a Chamber of Horrors and our very own Sir Edmund Hillary. While on the base. in London. will learn what his dad did during those years when New Zealand was coming of age. and theory such as safety and range conduct. the bad breath of crocodiles.cmyk 12NEWS COURAGE. I knew him from the time he was New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Singapore and had ofﬂoaded his family cat on to my commanding ofﬁcer. The cultural events included visits to three museums. Royal London Wax. and how it was fought by the men who count – the private soldiers. as there are more personnel based at Whidbey Island than there are in the entire New Zealand Defence Force. You will learn so much in such a short time about a war destined to end all wars. ﬂower arrangements. I always knew Mr Hensley to be a dedicated and knowledgeable diplomat and civil servant. this is an intriguing chapter. being hospitalised.or two-day Shooting Coaching Course that teaches the basic principles of marksmanship. killings and communiqués – all were part of this rich tapestry. The Chinese Canadian Military WN 06-0289-01 LT Dupe and FLTLT Morris hone their skills BOOK REVIEWS FINAL APPROACHES Gerald Hensley A Memoir By Gerald Hensley Auckland University Press RRP $50. on the 17-day trip. a postal shoot amongst cadet organisations in the Commonwealth. The Canadians were also left with a fair share of aches and pains after the Kiwis demonstrated how to play rugby and tackle each other without the pads used in gridiron. Shooting is popular amongst cadets and will become even more-so with the introduction of the new cadet riﬂe. Thank you Mr Hensley for sharing your story with us. and determine that bicycle tyres in the lagoon were actually deadly sea-snakes and that eggs laid by wayward hens in his packing cases could actually survive the journey to his next posting – New York. And ﬁnally there was Mr Hensley’s work alongside Prime Minister Lange. and declining (thankfully for New Zealand’s sake) an offer to join an intelligence unit for The Economist. Throughout the trip the Kiwis also enjoyed spotting racoons. along with the United States. The second course is a short. he tells his stories of going AWOL. Flying Ofﬁcer Heidi Paignton and Second Lieutenant Isaac Kett. From reading this book I now know him to be more than this. skunks and celebrities Twenty-three New Zealand Cadet Forces personnel recently returned from a trip to Canada under the New Zealand Cadets’ International Exchange programme. one. doing CB. and making friends with the security guards. a day at Disneyland and a tour of Hollywood. will all hold the reader in awe at the diversity of this skilled public servant. his ﬁrst book.99 Reviewed by COL Ray Seymour (Rtd) What a great little book. and once for American servicepeople at Whidbey Island. from all branches of the NZCF. Whidbey Island. My grandfather. But I would strongly recommend it be found on the bookshelves of those who pursue an understanding of New Zealand’s modern history. took two days by both bus and train to reach Trentham Camp. coups. too. The New Zealanders were hosted by Canadian cadets and parents from six squadrons around Vancouver. Maldives and Nigeria. and Chinese Canadian Military museums. Venice Beach and other well-known hot spots. Another posting back to New Zealand before becoming New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Singapore (and Sri Lanka and the Maldives). cultural. Being based on an Army theme. Frightening. The practise was put to good use when the New Zealanders performed it twice for the Canadians. was gassed and wounded at Passchendaele – his story could also be here. In between these adventures. get a copy for the children’s Christmas stocking. They will learn so much about what their great-grandad did in the war. McGinley. it is an account of an interesting tapestry of life by an extraordinary man. Mr Hensley entertains us with the trials and tribulations of his ﬁrst foray into diplomatic life as a diplomatic trainee and how his ﬁrst task was to write a speech for the then Prime Minister. The two-day programme trained six NZCF ofﬁcers to conduct range practices with cadets using the NZDF No 8 pt22 riﬂe. a small collection of streets where Vancouver was founded. and the hijacking of an Air New Zealand 747. Metrotown. crisis in Rhodesia. diplomacy deals in Zambia. They did this while completing the Grouse Grind – a rather tiring 850m climb that consists of one to two hours of continuous steps up the face of Grouse Mountain. The military activities included a trip across the border to visit the United States Naval Air Station. out-of-control Soviet satellites and out-of-control prime ministers. When waiting in transit in the middle of one of the terminals of Los Angeles Airport. An interesting account of a deranged gunman cutting loose in the Hensley’s garden and ﬁring into a room occupied by Mr Hensley’s elderly parents was just another exciting day in Mr Hensley’s long and devoted career. the shooting of one of the Sultan of Johore’s tigers and a secret rendezvous with Vietnamese interlocutors. Activities in urban areas included shopping in British Columbia’s biggest mall. the New Zealand cadets practiced the Ka Mate haka. Walter Nash. wage ﬁxing issues. amidst a very hectic life. the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior.
No 3 Squadron. where we got our ﬁrst look at our host unit. However. chicken. Our hosts took us to two local market towns. After the brigade commander spoke. ﬁsh. volleyball. After a lengthy ﬂight on an RNZAF Boeing. National Day is an annual holiday when Malaysia celebrates gaining independence from England in 1967. where blue. Our contingent was seated in a prime location next to the Sultan. scarﬁes and military. The Malaysians look forward to next year. The Malaysians go all out on ﬁeld exercises. assorted dignitaries. Oran Camp. The TIC involved revising all standard operating procedures (SOPs) at section. the northernmost and smallest state in Malaysia. support company and a headquarters company. this advance was conducted through Malaysia’s extensive palm and rubber plantations. Mostly. Kura takahi puni Contributed by LT Cory Neale MAJ Justin De La Haye samples a traditional Malaysian drink WN 06-0033-85 Bravo Company conducting the haka at the closing function of Malaysian National Day Military Hard Outs WN 06-0034-10 L-R: ENS David Roderick. 4RRR had a battalion parade in PT kit. is located in Perlis. addressed and thanked the parade. From there. Ensign David Roderick. 25 Engineer Support Squadron. to a traditional welcome. and key ministers paid us a visit at Oran Camp. and Leading Aircraftman Nathan Hodgkinson. 4RRR held a closing parade to declare the exercise over. when not leading. consisting of two riﬂe companies. We were also treated to a ﬁve-course meal at a hotel in Kangar. comprised 2LT Sam Walkley. Among the list of festival attractions in The Square. buy phone cards and get some much-needed Pizza Hut or KFC back into our systems. As a privilege. The exercise is both a cultural and military exchange. dance instructors. acknowledging the efforts of all involved. Exercise Taiaha Tombak was a very successful interaction with the Malaysian Army. typed supplied messages into laptops. Bravo Company. Once the foot parade had ﬁnished. remained on standby. Following in-camp training. another parade was held and the armbands returned.issue 365 17 October 2006 news13 WN 06-0033-84 Going all out WN 06-0033-81 Inter-Battalion basketball – the game ended abruptly when PTE Luatua ‘removed’ the hoop from the backboard WN 06-0033-83 Preparing to welcome the Sultan to Oran Camp In late August.000+ spectators and national television. the foot parade and then the vehicle parade. The military also combined to provide what was widely acclaimed as the highlight of the evening’s entertainment: a rope swarm by members of the 1 RNZIR Recon Platoon out of the dark into The Square from a 3 Sqn Iroquois. our contingent attended Malaysian National Day celebrations in the state of Perlis. Brigadier Phil Gibbons. we were whisked away via police escort to Oran Camp to join our host unit: 4 Royal Ranger Regiment (4RRR). no-spills run. The parade is conducted in two parts. as part of the 4RRR. Having been impressed with our performance at National Day. On the ﬁrst day there was a parade for the brigade commander. The highlight was experiencing Malaysian ration packs – a 48-hour combination of rice. the NZDF team. to begin building up for the annual Lone Pine and Skill at Arms competitions. the contingent did some sightseeing and made some all-important “local purchases”. The contingent performed with such ferocity and passion that the Sultan made us ofﬁcial “guests of the state”. Perlis. the massive event involves business. Then it was back to New Zealand and back to 2/1 RNZIR. and getting a good look at their equipment. is where the King of Malaysia hails from. which had a signiﬁcant follow-on effect. were announced the 2006 Manawatu Hard Outs. then munched their way through three Weetbix and a bottle of ﬁzzy drink before concluding with a team run with the potatoes (loose) and bucket of water carried on a hay bale. and we reciprocated with our haka “Ka Mate”. platoon. LCPL Daymon Wickens. 2 LFG. Perlis holds their celebrations the day before the remaining Malaysian states because it is the King’s home state. We played soccer. where they will visit the Tekapo training area. Then it was down to business. We soon began to bond with our host unit. Once back in Oran Camp. LAC Nathan Hodgkinson and LCPL Daymon Wickens Military teamwork came to the fore recently. and company level. Before conducting PT. rotated with Alpha and Charlie companies through the position of Van Guard and. at the inaugural Manawatu Festival of the Elements. enemy forces and umpires (respectively). 30. 3 Sqn RNZAF. The exercise was a six-day motorised advance through three Malaysian states. Kangar. was a novelty competition between four teams: townies. which was paid for by the Sultan as a token of his appreciation. The contingent greeted him with “Ka Mate” and then the ofﬁcers and SNCOs were treated to an evening of entertainment with the Sultan’s party. both in appreciation and also as a challenge for future exercises with the Malaysian Army. The next day started early with a welcome parade. Getting off to a good start by correctly estimating their potatoes and ending with a clean. Once in Oran we spent the remainder of the night settling into our accommodation. 2LT Sam Walkley. Bravo Company led for one day of the exercise and this was a dismounted deliberate attack on a known enemy location. we were invited to perform the 2/1 Battalion haka Kura Takahi Puni. After a lengthy wait at the airport. out into the ﬁeld for the sharp end of the trip. Kangar. exchange money. the Sultan and his large entourage of intellectuals. RNZN. red and white armbands were presented to the commanders of the friendly forces. cockies. Conducted on the Thailand/ Malaysia border. For the next few days we focused on acclimatisation (PT) and in-camp build-up training at section and platoon level. rice and fruit. The contingent again performed the 2/1 haka. The teams’ ﬁrst exercise was to pack a bag of potatoes to a narrowly speciﬁed weight range. Reported by Gary Parkes . 128 infantry and support staff from 2/1 RNZIR deployed to Malaysia for the bi-lateral exchange – Exercise Taiaha Tombak. rice. No plan survives H-Hour and the attack turned from deliberate to quick as the enemy discovered our intentions. this attack was a success and turned the tide in favour of the Blue forces. The next signiﬁcant activity was the three-day theatre induction training (TIC) phase. and Bravo Company and supporting personnel certainly performed well in both areas. and we travelled through many towns during the 60km advance. At the conclusion of the exercise. contestants were put through the hoops at a conﬁdence course laid out by Linton PTIs. during interunit sports. 4RRR. when they will travel to New Zealand and take part in Exercise Kris Mere. The next signiﬁcant event was R and R – relocating to Penang where the contingent was given the freedom to unwind and make more local purchases. Palmerston North. Held in a sports stadium. winning the touch and basketball games. we arrived in Penang. government departments and social institutions parading past the Sultan (mayor). and the “border town” (name unpronounceable). Two soldiers dressed as warriors performed a traditional Malaysian dance with shields clashing and swords sparking. in a sort of “right-of-line” tradition. touch and basketball. the NZ Army Land Component Commander. where the ofﬁcers fall in and there is a period of callisthenic stretching known as “ranger-robics”! During this period. on the Malaysian/ Thailand border. this was the ﬁrst real shakeout for the company since arriving in Malaysia. listening to presentations on current operational commitments. welcomed us with a few songs and chants that they perform most mornings. Malaysia. It was a good chance to have a look around.
but hope for something much less. As long as there is always someone around who will do up your shoelaces for you when they come undone. Where is many allied troops fought at Gallipoli? How the trail? Who fought who at Rangiriri in November 1863? Bernard Freyberg commanded 2 NZ Div in WWII. It isn’t very cheery. 9. which 1. General Sir Ian Hamilton until 15 from Britain and the USA. Or turning into a wisp of smoke and getting under the front door when you’ve lost your damn keys after a particularly hard night out. they came to symbolise US wartime industrial from WWII. What was were New Zealand’s of WWII? 1. 2. doesn’t mean they aren’t laughing at you.Tigers. And your socks. How many New Zealanders were serving at Gallipoli? 9. In terms of troop losses. Early NZ battalions in campaign last? belonged to 28 6. 2000. your tune. is Chin Peng? 4.50cal defensive machine guns it carried. although the last British troops New Zealand troops. France. Except for this. CAPRICORN Dec 21 to Jan 20 CARTOON HUBBARD ★★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ A commitment to someone you want to be with will ensure you spend more time together.The Kokoda Trail crosses the Oswen Stanley Ranges in Papua New Guinea. 7. 7473. was never capturedNZ. Turkey. which. But can you trust them to be the soul of discretion such as yourself? The battle between the forces of good and evil is hotting up and you will ﬁnd yourself inexorably sucked into their desperate arena. Who commanded the British forces. Cheap and 10. ACROSS: 1 Country that has just conducted a nuclear bomb test (5.000 was defended by supporters of the Maori King movement led by Wiremu Tamehana 3. Liberty ships were cargo ships built in the USA died and 4752 were wounded but many men returned again and again after recovering during wounds or diseasequick to build. Don’t let anyone tell you lies. never letting anything stand in your way. Near enough to eight months:in April – 20 December. Korea in 1951. 6. It will almost always be bad or wrongheaded. The Javelin was or 5000? of weapon is it? 5. Stinkfeet. doing anything you set your mind to do blah blah blah. socalled because of the large number of . And running a hundred miles an hour. PISCES Feb 20 to Mar 20 It isn’t always what you know. 3000recently acquired by the NZ Army.3000 5. 3. 2721 shoulder-ﬁred. with an estimated 250.Cross. 8. really need to tell people about because it is such hot.Under General Duncan Cameron. 8556portable. 250. including the 6. Australia. they should have to hold their hand up while they tell them so you know whether to believe them or not. charm and good looks should always be enough for you to get by on. What the “Flying Fortress” casualties? 10. Germany. 10. anti-armour weapon. Unless you declare yourself neutral. 5. Be prepared for the worst. With which British unit did he serve at Gallipoli? What role did the Russian port of Murmansk play in WWII? smoko quiz #030 4. acquire 12 ----. mimic 8 Fifth sign of the zodiac 9 Watercourse in Arabia 11 A military display 13 Strategy 14 Brownish grey colour 15 Charts 16 Panacea 18 Stop in its tracks 20 Smallest part 21 Aggression 23 Formerly soldiers below commissioned soldiers (5. the British attacked the pa at Rangiriri. Where and when did the brigade 7. When did the NZ Army acquire Burnham Camp? 9. ANSWERS 2.The Javelin is a 9. but then anything less than worse has got to be much better because the worst is pretty. Pene Pukewhau Te Wharepu. 4. juicy. How many fully-equipped troops will the MRV carry? 8. have caused a bit of trouble in the past.5) DOWN: 1 Machine gun posts 2 Senior Warrant Ofﬁcer 1 3 Military colour 4 Town inland from Westport 5 Automatic aircraft guns of large calibre 6 Gradient 10 Appropriate. it is sometimes about being able to keep your mouth shut about stuff that you really. If commitment means a tube of superglue. 1.cmyk 14entertainment SERVING NEW ZEALAND LOYALLY AND HONOURABLY ★ AQUARIUS Jan 21 to Feb 19 seeing GEMINI May 22 to June 21 stars CROSSWORD #058 BY MIKE DUNCAN LIBRA Sept 24 to Oct 23 It is a time to change your direction.5) 7 Imitate. You probably have to do twice as much. kind of like a moral Switzerland. which country suffered the most at Gallipoli? ANSWERS . Your grace.000 casualties output. And bringing joy into the world is a rare gift. salacious gossip. WWII Germany's highest military honour 18 Hang in the air 19 Ranks 22 Hotel THE 1. 3. Don’t let your emotions get in the way of your brain. This stuff is gold. but it’s also a valuable lesson about working hard for your goals. ARIES LEO July 24 to Aug 23 Mar 21 to April 20 Just because people aren’t laughing at your jokes. 2. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 to Dec 20 TAURUS VIRGO Aug 24 to Sept 23 April 21 to May 21 There isn’t anything you can’t do if you put your mind to it. whether you mean to or not. CANCER SCORPIO June 22 to July 23 Oct 24 to Nov 22 This is a bad time to allow anyone to offer you advice. Chin Peng led the communist terrorists 25 Convoys”October. apart from ﬂying. What was the strategic aim of the Gallipoli campaign? Japanese and Australians fought on the Kokoda Trail in WWII. Great Britain and India. 3. Or swimming like a giant salmon. Sri Lankan ﬁghting faction 13 Triumph 14 Member of a Muslim order of ascetics 17 ---. Especially your standard operating ones of anger and lust. 1915. Or if they are going to tell you lies. You don’t have to do nearly as much as you think you do to get ahead. I know. 1915. 10. really. on Gallipoli? 7. Turkey. adopt this title? which countries fought at Gallipoli? Soldiers from 8. 1915. Well. Burnham was used for TF annual camps from 1918 and became Defence property in 1920. Frequently hunted by security forces. then Sir Charles Monro 6. Murmansk was the destination of the “Arctic andThe Hood Battalion of the Royal Naval Division 4. 8. The Boeing B17 heavy bomber. It’s ofﬁcially not stalking if they can’t pull their hand away. How long did the Malaya/Malaysia (Commonwealth) Brigade. but was forced to ﬂee to Thailand.The elimination of Turkey from the war as a German ally 2. including left Helles on 9 January. pretty bad. your life. What kind 5.Approximately 480. he Malaya. WhoHow many New Zealand troops landed on 25 April. Which is a tough break. What were “liberty ships”? ANZACs. let’s face it. 1916 7.
17. After enjoying it. and take in the fantastic atmosphere and hype associated with this type of event. I went into the run around 29th place. which I completed last year. 11 minutes and 28 seconds. in the preceding days I started thinking my goal of a top-20 ﬁnish was asking too much. Despite nerves and a badly timed chest infection. it was a slightly scary challenge! So.issue 365 17 October 2006 sport15 NZ Army triumphant at international triathlon WN 06-0034-12 Lausanne: race day There were three NZ Army competitors in the 2006 Triathlon Age Group World Championship. The 40k cycle went well. The Swiss skies turned on perfect racing conditions for the competitors. I never thought I would have the opportunity to represent New Zealand in anything. I had a poor ﬁrst 300m and fell back from the leaders fast. I kicked past him but he sat on my heels. when I stood on that start pontoon with the Silver Fern on my race suit. I would also like to say a big thanks to all those who have supported me with words of encouragement. God gave me balance! On one of them I heard the guy following me crash hard into the barriers. Therefore. including your emails – they were much appreciated. and a 10km run. The age group race comprised a 1500m swim. I was thinking. “Go further”. in 2:34:41. I came out of the water in 56th place. held in Lausanne. Running home to ﬁnish in a top-10 placing was wicked. I was over the moon when I ﬁnished – all the training and sacriﬁces had been worth it. The NZ Army competitors were among the over 100 Kiwis amongst the 1. Next year’s Age Group World Champs are on 30 August in Hamburg. don’t let a Kiwi beat you”. after returning early from the Annual Field Exercise to race in Timaru. of Northern Region Recruiting.to 24-year-old women. with 117 starters in my race. it was a huge honour. It was so great to I was feeling really good on the run. was like a washing machine. both up and down. and PTE Creasy came 18th in the 20. I had an average 1500m swim. two years ago I decided to try one of the Contours Women’s triathlons. Although I didn’t know I was 10th until after the ﬁnish and it came down to a sprint against a British athlete. “get top 10” – and I did. a 40km bike. then 13 – GO GO GO! My younger brothers Regan and Trent were watching the live internet updates in New Zealand and texting Jaron my placing. and it made all the sacriﬁces worth it. cold winter of training I set off for my ﬁrst European experience. I really pushed it and caught him with 200m to go. CAPT Stallard achieved 10th place in the 25. I suddenly found myself preparing to go up against the world's best LT Lester after completing the triathlon in my age group – with only one Olympic distance race under my belt. I am now training for summer racing. and 2nd Canterbury (Nelson Marlborough West Coast) Battalion Group’s Lieutenant Kathryn Lester and Private Warwick Creasy. Arriving a week before the race gave us a chance to learn and memorise the course. It was my ﬁrst competitive triathlon. and knowing that I was in the top-20 really got me excited. who was yelling it to me – technology is amazing. I dropped him. with overcast skies and temperatures in the low-20s. I decided to set my next challenge: a Half Ironman. Duane and Jaron. With a kilometre to go. Sacriﬁces worth it I am a lieutenant in the Territorial Force and a sports physiotherapist in Christchurch. Lieutenant Kathryn Lester WN 06-0034-20 CAPT Stallard passing two runners in the last 200m. I had a blinder of a run. yet somehow managed to stay upright. I’m really happy with the 10th placing and was not far behind the winner. “Go GB. Germany – this time my goal will be to win! Thanks to the Army Singapore Fund. I pushed it when I was going down the steep hills: I hit a couple of the tight corners too fast and actually slid around them. I won my age group and came third overall. I must have run the last kilometre in under three minutes. there to cheer me on and giving me updates of what placing I was: 22. I could see him 20 minutes ahead and he was running fast. and 4th to 10th within a minute – that’s close for a 2hr 10min race. The New Zealand Cup summer triathlon series starts in New Plymouth in November. with 117 guys ﬁghting for space. LT Lester came 17th in the 20. with the Half Ironman Champs in Tauranga in January and the Tri Champs in Wellington in April. in 2:15:35. Someone yelled out. Switzerland. But not only did I achieve my goal – I went one better. This is where the real fun began. Switzerland at the World Triathlon Championships. I was lucky not to crash twice on the ﬁrst lap. The four-lap run course made the crowd support superb and I ended up ﬁnishing 17th out of the 77 athletes in my age group. LT Lester running in the 2006 Triathlon World Champs in Switzerland WN 06-0034-19 . my race went well. but I managed to steady myself and pass some swimmers in the ﬁnal 500m. With a background in running. the lake was quite choppy. I was selected for the New Zealand team this year. after a long. The start. I also competed in Lausanne.600 age group competitors from 61 countries.to 24-year-old men. That help stir me on and. TSB Bank and the O2Project Bike Shop for your support. with 60m to go. let alone triathlon. With a time of two hours.to 29-year-old men age group category. in early September: Captain Shanon Stallard. I paced myself well on the cycle and was cycling strong on the hills. the top 10 all ﬁnishing within 3min. I had done it. I survived the swim (always a relief for me) and made up most of my places on the bike (where my Port Hills training deﬁnitely paid off). Captain Shanon Stallard WN 06-0034-11 Just ﬁnished: happy with the race! WN 06-0034-13 WN 06-0033-90 At the end with friends and family have both of my older brothers. to come in 10th Exceeding my goal This was my ﬁrst world tri champs and.
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