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75th Royal NZ Air Force commemoration

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The commemoration demonstrates the significant contribution New Zealand made to air operations during the Second World War.

On 1 April 1937 the RNZAF became an independent service within the New Zealand Defence Force. Two and a-half years later it started training thousands of aircrew for the war in Europe and had a pivotal role in the war with more than 4000 New Zealand airmen losing their lives.

The commemoration service, which is open to the public, is being held in the Hall of Memories at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on Friday 15 September.

The commemoration will be attended by the Minister of Defence, Hon Mark Mitchell. At the conclusion of the service a Spitfire and two Texan T6 will fly over Pukeahu (weather permitting).

On Saturday 16 September there is a commemoration to mark the involvement of airmen, sailors and soldiers involved in both the Malayan Emergency (1948-60) and the subsequent confrontation between Malaysia and Indonesia (1964-66). This commemoration will be attended by the Attorney-General Hon Chris Finlayson.

Friday 15 September

11.00am RNZAF commemoration

Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Public and media to be assembled by 10.45am

Saturday 16 September

11.00am Malaya/Malaysia Operations commemoration

Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Public and media to be assembled by 10.45am.

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