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Auckland Annual Remembrance Service for the Merchant Navy

Auckland Annual Remembrance Service for the Merchant Navy

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  • Thu 3 Sep ’15, 11:00am – 12:00pm


New Zealand Maritime Museum, Corner Quay & Hobson Streets, Auckland CBD


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

A remembrance service at the New Zealand Maritime Museum to commemorate those who served and lost their lives in the Merchant Navy during the Second World War from the first day to the last.

In 2010 the New Zealand Government announced that they would join Britain and other commonwealth countries to commemorate those who served in the Merchant Navy in the Second World War. The date chosen was 3rd September as this observes the sinking of the first British merchant ship in 1939, just hours after the war was declared.

The service will begin at 11am in the Maritime Room and take approximately one hour, which includes the laying of the wreath at the Museum’s Merchant Navy Memorial Plaque.

Barry Parsons, one of the Museum's long serving guides will also be giving a talk about the wartime careers of the Merchant Navy ships represented by the models in our 'Oceans Apart' gallery : 10am & 1pm (this talk will be approximately 40 minutes).

Following the service, there will be tea and coffee served in the Maritime Room.

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