NZDF in Solomons to help with unexploded ‘remnants of war‘


New Zealand‘s Defence Force has sent 21 bomb disposal experts to Solomon Islands to aid in the removal of “potentially dangerous” unexploded Second World War explosives.

NZ Army Land EOD teams conduct explosive ordinance reconnaissance and removal on the island of Kohingo in the Solomon Islands. Photo: NZ Defence Force

NZDF will be assisting both Australian Defence Force and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force personnel.

A reconnaissance of the Western Province found an estimated 500 items so sending both maritime and land experts meant objects both underwater and on land could be dealt with, Commander Joint Forces New Zealand Rear Admiral Jim Gilmour said.

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Source: Cara Courier