Wednesday, 9 March 2011

LT GEN Rhys Jones, Chief of Defence Force visited the Battlefields of Passchendaele

LT GEN Rhys Jones, Chief of Defence Force, BRIG Phil Gibbons, Head NZDS-London and New Zealand MilRep to NATO, CDR James Routledge, Naval Attaché NZDS-London and Deputy MilRep to NATO, WGCDR Mark Stevens, PSO to CDF and Mr Alex Rogers, First Secretary, New Zealand Embassy made a pelgrimage to the Battlefield of Passchendaele yesterday.

LtGen Rhys Jones and his party have visited the Messines and Passchendaele area yesterday afternoon. From one place to another , listening to the people explaining the facts about New Zealands involvement here. Visiting the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and the Menin Gate.
But it was , most of all, a pelgrimage. They have been to all the New Zealand Memorials , laying wreaths in every place, reading the Ode, and in salute for Those who had been lost here 94 years ago. A very moving afternoon!
Some non-professional photo's taking from the background

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