More Than 1000 Second World War Munitions Destroyed in Solomon Islands Clearance Mission

November 6 2019 – Members of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal team have helped collect and destroy more than 1000 unexploded Second World War-era munitions in the Solomon Islands. Speaking from the Solomon Islands at the end of the mission, Senior National Officer and Clearance Diver Lieutenant Shaun Heaslip said the Australian Defence Force-led deployment, called…

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HMAS Adelaide to support Operation Render Safe for the first time

October 27, 2019 – Operation RENDER SAFE 2019 has commenced in the Solomon Islands, with the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces working together with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to dispose of Second World War explosives. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the Solomon Islands is still affected by a large number of…

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