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Thursday 9 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Majesty’s Armed Forces has made history this week by including three female sailors for the first time in a sea operation, as part of a trial. They are part of a joint Tonga Royal Navy and Ministry of Health team delivering COVID-19 vaccines to the remote islands of Ha’apai.
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Friday 27 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six members of His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) took part in a six-week Pacific Leadership Development Programme workshop in New Zealand that will help them deliver the HMAF’s first Lead Teams Leadership course in Tonga in the coming weeks.
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Tuesday 15 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI today commissioned the Fangatā Military Camp of His Majesty's Armed Forces in 'Eua, constructed under a Defence Cooperation Program between the governments of Tonga and Australia.
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Wednesday 27 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI commissioned the Tonga Navy's VOEA Ngahau Siliva patrol boat at the Masefield Base, Touliki, today.
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Thursday 17 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Navy's new patrol boat, the VOEA Ngahau Siliva which arrived from Australia on December 16, remains quarantined with 22-crew at the Nuku'alofa harbour.
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Tuesday 15 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The VOEA Neiafu on its final voyage from Tonga, arrived safely in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia on 14 September, and will be handed over to the Australian Authorities for disposal.
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Monday 6 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first Joint Maritime Coordination Centre was launched on July 3 at the Masefield Navy Headquarters, with equipment worth $75,000 pa'anga, funded under Australia's Defence Cooperation Program.
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Friday 26 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Joint Operations Room at His Majesty’s Armed Forces was refurbished with $25,000 pa’anga by the Australian Defence Cooperation Program.
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Monday 27 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Navy bid farewell to the VOEA Pangai navy patrol boat on 23 April after almost 30 years of service, operating within Tonga and internationally.
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Thursday 14 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Royal Australian Navy ships and more than 600 Australian Defence Force personnel will arrive on a five-days visit to Tonga, later in the week.
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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI commissioned the Tongan Navy's new headquarters and VOEA Ngahau Koula patrol boat on October 16 at the Naval Masefield Base, Touliki. Australia's Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence said the arrival of the patrol boat marked a first step in a new era for Tonga’s maritime security.
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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Majesty's Armed Forces - Royal Corps of Musicians will take part in the largest ever Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to be held from 17-19 October, at the ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park in Australia.
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Monday 12 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Multi-national militaries have come together for the 2019 Tafakula Exercise held on Tongatapu from August 12-24, focusing on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training scenarios.
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Monday 1 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala attended the handing over ceremony of a new Guardian Class Patrol Boat, the VOEA Ngahau Koula for His Majesty’s Arm Forces (HMAF) by the Australian Assistant Defence Minister Hon. Alex Hawke MP at the Austral Shipyards in Henderson, Perth, Western Australia on June 21, 2019.
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Thursday 25 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Lest we forget” ANZAC Day commemorations today, remember the day when ANZAC forces consisting of Australian and New Zealand forces (including Tongan soldiers) landed at Gallipoli, Turkey, during World War One in 1915.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Hawthorne, Nevada, USA
Four Tongan Marines competed in the Nevada National Guard international military contest with Pvt. Sione Lonitenisi finishing in second place, last month in Hawthorne, Nevada, USA. The Tongan Marines competed alongside eight Nevada Army National Guard Soldiers for the title of "Best Warrior".
Tuesday 16 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The VOEA Savea departed Masefield Navy Base for the last time on Saturday, April 13, sailing past the Nuku’alofa waterfront and Royal Palace on its way to Australia. It will be replaced by a new patrol boat named VOEA Ngahau Koula (Golden Arrow).
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Tuesday 5 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new patrol boat named Ngahau Koula (Golden Arrow), currently being built in Australia, is expected be handed over to His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) in June.
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Wednesday 4 July 2018

Honolulu, Hawaii
Thirty-eight Tongan soldiers from His Majesty’s Armed Forces are currently participating in the world's largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC 2018).
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Wednesday 25 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI laid a wreath at the Cenotaph, Pangai Lahi, in Nuku'alofa, this morning, for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. The ceremony marked the 103rd anniversary of the landing of the Australia New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli, Turkey on 25 April 1915, and remembered the 460 Pacific Islander soldiers who served in those armies in 1914-18.
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