Linton Military Camp

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Linton Military Camp
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Linton Military Camp is located in New Zealand
Linton Military Camp
Linton Military Camp
Coordinates 40°24′16″S 175°34′53″E / 40.4044°S 175.5814°E / -40.4044; 175.5814
Type Army base
Site information
Controlled by New Zealand Army
Site history
In use 1941–present[1]

Linton Military Camp is the largest New Zealand Army base and is home to the 2nd Land Force Group. It is located just south of Palmerston North.

Units based at Linton:[2]

Incidents[edit]

In October 2012, a series of shots were fired by an armed soldier, believed to be under the influence of alcohol, he then barricaded himself inside a house on the base. The armed offender squad was called.[3] After a five hour siege, the police originally reported the man was apprehended, but later revealed he had committed suicide.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Linton history". Our Region. 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Forces and Locations". New Zealand Defence Force. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Multiple shots fired in soldier barricade stand-off". ONE News. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Soldier dead after Linton Military Camp siege". 3 News. Retrieved 5 October 2012.