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 Camp
Site information
Owner New Zealand Defence Force
Controlled by Crest of the New Zealand Army.jpg New Zealand Army
Site history
Built 1941
In use 1941–present
Garrison information
Current
commander
Colonel Brett Wellington

Linton Military Camp is the largest New Zealand Army base and is home to the Headquarters 1 Brigade. It is located just south of Palmerston North.

Units based at Linton:

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 NZ Police Armed Offenders Squad responded.[1] After a five-hour siege, the police originally reported the man was apprehended, but later revealed he had committed suicide.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Multiple shots fired in soldier barricade stand-off". ONE News. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Soldier dead after Linton Military Camp siege". 3 News. Retrieved 5 October 2012.