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September 21, 2021
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PNGDF Navy Makes History

The PNG Defense Force Navy has returned to the country with a military shield they won in the Kakadu Exercise, in Australia.

They placed PNG’s name on the shield, after performing exceptionally well against some of the most powerful navies in the World.

A crew of thirty men sailed into Lancron Naval Base, in Port Moresby at 11:30am this morning.

The crew returned safely, after spending two weeks in Darwin, undergoing the Kakadu Exercise.

They brought with them the shield they were awarded, for their outstanding performance in the Minor War Vessel Concentration Period category.

Details of this category were not released to the media for confidential purposes.

The attainment of the shield comes as a boost for the soldiers and the PNGDF Navy as a whole.

The soldiers were welcomed into the county by Colonel Siale Diro, the Chief of Force Preparation, counterparts from the Australian Defence Force and relatives of the soldiers.

Kakadu is a regional maritime safety protection exercise which PNGDF has been a participant since the 1990s.

This year, over 17 countries took part including Japan and Indonesia.

PNGDF sent 30 soldiers based in Manus on two patrol boats to this international juncture.

The crew will be sailing back to Manus in the coming days.

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