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The funeral of SAS trooper LCPL Leon Smith

Caption_0005: Lance Corporal Leon Smith farewelled by Chief of the Defence Force, LTGEN Rhys Jones at his funeral Service held at Papakura Military Camp.

6 October 2011

The funeral of SAS trooper Lance Corporal Leon Smith took place this afternoon at Papakura Military camp.

LCPL Leon Smith was killed in Afghanistan on 28 September.

"My thoughts and those of the whole NZDF, and indeed all of New Zealand, are with LCPL Smith's family as they face their loss," says Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Rhys Jones.

ENDS


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