Thursday, 23 April 2015

New Zealand Defense Contingent for ANZAC Day in France in Flanders

On April 21, 2015 the NZ Defense Contingent who came from New Zealand to participate in the ceremonies on ANZAC Day in France have been in Flanders for a battlefield tour as well.
After a very moving day on the battlefields of Messines and Passchendaele they participated in the Last Post Ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ieper/Ypres.

The Contingent under the Menin Gate

The delegation in the Royal Suite
They will be in Longueval and Le Quesnoy in France to participate in the ceremonies to remember and commemorate their Forebears who came from the Uttermost Ends of the Earth to fight, for peace and democracy in Europe.
reading the ode

wreath laying

wreath laying

Army, Air Force, Navy and Civilian are involved
paying respect to the Buglers

Defense Cultural Group

Last Post

Captain Fogarty with the Buglers

the Haka under the Menin Gate

Marching off!
the Contingent with one of the Belgians

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