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Royal NZ Navy 70th Anniversary

Issue date: 
Monday, 3 October 2011

From 29 September – 3 October 2011 eleven ships of the RNZN assembled at Wellington to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of King George VI granting our Naval Forces his royal recognition. 

Events over the weekend included the changing of the RNZN Queen’s Colours at Parliament, a street parade of more than 300 sailors down Lambton Quay, an Anniversary Church Service at the Cathedral of St Paul and, open days onboard ships berthed at Lambton Harbour.

The celebrations will finished with a Fleet Review on Monday 3 October when the fleet anchored in Wellington Harbour and Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, reviewed the ships from onboard HMNZS Resolution.

Photos from events hosted or attended by the Governor-General are available here:

Reception to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy

Changing of the Queen's Colour

Royal New Zealand Navy Fleet Review

Last updated: 
Monday, 3 October 2011

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