The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) displayed teamwork and goodwill when the two joined forces to transport military aircraft to Honiara Airport (HIR) in the Solomon Islands ahead of the Pacific Games 2023.
The RAAF used its C-17 Globemaster III to contain and transport RNZAF’s NH90 helicopter to Honiara.
The Solomon Islands will host the Pacific Games in Honiara from November 19 to December 2, 2023, with 5,000 participants (including athletes, officials and support staff) from 24 Pacific countries, including Australia and New Zealand.
Image: Sol2023 XVII Pacific Games Instagram
“At the request of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia is deploying additional Australian Federal Police and #YouADF personnel under our Bilateral Security Treaty to support the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force to deliver a safe and secure Pacific Games 2023,” the RAAF posted on X (formerly Twitter).