Solomons WWII era ordnance disposal goes well | Pacific Beat

Solomons WWII era ordnance disposal goes well

Solomons WWII era ordnance disposal goes well

Updated 2 July 2013, 20:43 AEST

A joint international operation to help get rid of unexploded World War Two ordnance in Solomon Islands is drawing to a close this week.

Australia, New Zealand, American and Canadian armed forces have sent units to help with the operation in Western Province, which was the site of some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific Theatre.

These efforts have been going on since the end of World War 11 in 1945 and look set to continue for many years to come.

Lt Cdr Trevor Leslie, from the Royal New Zelaland Navy is on Munda Island. He says everyone is cooperating well and plenty of ammunition, bombs, shells and torpedoes have been located and blown up.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Lt Cdr Trevor Leslie, Royal New Zealand Navy, Munda, Western Province, Solomon Islands

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