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Charter Parade

Charter Parade

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  • Fri 7 Oct ’16, 12:00pm – 2:00pm


The Hub, Allardice Street, Dannevirke, Dannevirke


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

A Charter will be bestowed to the 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (RNZIR) by the Tararua District Council.

The Parade will start at The Hub carpark with the Battalion accompanied by the Dannevirke Pipe Band, marching from there to High Street.

They will then advance up High Street to the intersection of Gordon Street, where they will be halted by a Senior Police Officer who will then challenge the Commanding Officer before allowing the Battalion to march on.

Under command of Lieutenant Colonel Jason Dyhrberg, the Battalion will then march to the Clock Tower in Ward Street, where the handing over of the Charter will take place.

Army dignitaries will be attending, as well other Mayors from the region and local dignitaries.

The Honorary Colonel Ray Seymour will then invite Mayor Roly Ellis to inspect the Parade. The Charter will be read by Blair King.

The Charter will then be presented to Colonel Ray Seymour by the Mayor, and gifts exchanged before the Battalion marches off to the Railway Station via Station Road.

The Mayor would be grateful for a good turn out as the parade is after school sports. This is a once in a lifetime occasion, as Charters are rarely given, and this is the first time that 1st Battalion RNZIR has accepted one in their history. This has been instigated by the Mayor, a former British Army officer, who believes that it is good to have a close relationship with the Army, not only so they can train in the district for overseas deployment, but also for Civil Defence call outs.

The area around the clock tower will be roped off from just before 12pm for the parade, so please keep out of this area. Every other year, a Freedom parade will be held alternatively in Pahiatua and Dannevirke.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

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