Story: Terrorism and counter-terrorism

Counter-terrorist exercise (2nd of 2)

Counter-terrorist exercise

This photograph shows a member of the Counter Terrorist Tactical Assault Group (CTTAG) on an exercise. The CTTAG was set up in 2005 to augment the SAS in its counter-terrorist role. The name of the unit was changed to the Commandos in 2009, to better reflect its role and the fact that its members were drawn from all three services: army, air force and navy.

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Reference: WN 07-0099-04

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Lance Beath, 'Terrorism and counter-terrorism - Securing New Zealand against terrorism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 April 2023)

Story by Lance Beath, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Sep 2021