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    Quote Originally Posted by retrobob View Post
    Cpl Apiata VC, on interview, come across as a very humble and qietly spoken bloke.Very much a guy of his family, and his mates.
    We live in a time of media celebrity where, too many so called 'stars' and 'celebrities' have far too much to say about very little(and mostly about themselves) and here's a bloke,a true Kiwi hero much in the mould of Upham VC and Sir Edmund Hillary,who says very little and not much about himself.That, in itself says an awful lot.

    New Zealand is fortunate to have men such as Willie Apiata.
    Thanks for the update guys

    I think most interviews with VC holders come across like that, uneasy with the hero status that they naturally acquire

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    I thought it was time to get this thread going again so have posted some new NZDF photos! - All Photos show the NZDF on Training,Operataions or Parades









































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    Finally, some decent NZ photos. Good job!

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    Great pics, the Seasprite is a cool looking chopper glad the kiwis got there's operational unlike us wasting millions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushranger View Post
    Great pics, the Seasprite is a cool looking chopper glad the kiwis got there's operational unlike us wasting millions.
    Wouldn't be too sure about that, Seasprites cost APX $48,000 per hour to operate, as opposed to an NH90 which is around $4000 i think.

    This is mainly driven by the cost of spares. There is a seasprite sitting at the back of a hanger at the air-force museum, donated by Kaman as a display.

    Now its up on jacks as it became.... necessary to take the landing gear off it.

    Or so i'm told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Ramone View Post
    Wouldn't be too sure about that, Seasprites cost APX $48,000 per hour to operate, as opposed to an NH90 which is around $4000 i think.

    This is mainly driven by the cost of spares. There is a seasprite sitting at the back of a hanger at the air-force museum, donated by Kaman as a display.

    Now its up on jacks as it became.... necessary to take the landing gear off it.

    Or so i'm told.
    There's a lit of "I think" in that statement. Crunch your numbers again.

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    Those were the figures I was given by an officer in working on the NH90 project for NZ. the I THINK, comes from i cant remember whether the NH90 is 4k (NZD) or 6k (NZD) it was one of the two.

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    Man, this thread is slow, but I love it! NZDF helped S'pore in its early years, I remember when I was young I saw a pic of a NZ Inf instructor teaching S'pre troops in jungle warfare during a war game exercise against a nation caalled Ganeasian or something, and an NZ helo mechanic? teaching 2 S'poreans. I believe you guys were mainly stationed at the Dieppe Barracks. Still there as of today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goat89 View Post
    Man, this thread is slow, but I love it! NZDF helped S'pore in its early years, I remember when I was young I saw a pic of a NZ Inf instructor teaching S'pre troops in jungle warfare during a war game exercise against a nation caalled Ganeasian or something, and an NZ helo mechanic? teaching 2 S'poreans. I believe you guys were mainly stationed at the Dieppe Barracks. Still there as of today.
    Is that at the Fern Leaf Club?

    I remember being in a middle of a bar fight there between the Kiwi Army (Maoris) and Limeys (Royal Navy) in Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordie View Post
    Is that at the Fern Leaf Club?
    I remember being in a middle of a bar fight there between the Kiwi Army (Maoris) and Limeys (Royal Navy) in Singapore.
    Ah! >< I am too young to remember, I passed by there before and saw no bars there. Its pretty much changed already.
    Interesting story you have. Do tell us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goat89 View Post
    Ah! >< I am too young to remember, I passed by there before and saw no bars there. Its pretty much changed already.
    Interesting story you have. Do tell us.
    Long stoy short......don't mess with a Kiwi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordie View Post
    Long stoy short......don't mess with a Kiwi.
    DUH! What did them buggers expect? A small fat feathered guy?
    WRONG!

    PS: Maori too eh? Damn.

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