The advance party of the New Zealand Defence Force being the Army and
Airforce arrived Thursday around lunch time at Stratford Aerodrome.
this is to facilitate the set up of the Camps at the Aerodrome and
also co-ordination of the Air movements as the C-130 Hercules will be
doing air drops at the Aerodrome. Also the NH-90 troop flights.
The Lads Pete and Trev were out checking the Nanchang over for there escape North. They were successful and disappeared North just as a Squall went through.