RNZN Ship Representation Anzac Day Weekend 2015
The Royal New Zealand Navy will be representing New Zealand around the world this Anzac Day. Our ships will be at locations as far away as Gallipoli, at sea or in their New Zealand home ports. The ships’ crews are planning to attend many services to mark this centenary commemoration.
HMNZS TE KAHA
HMNZS TE KAHA will be just off the shore of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Personnel onboard will be in a prime position to witness the ceremonies ashore.
HMNZS ENDEAVOUR will be in Darwin, Australia. The Ship’s Company will attend a dawn service at the Darwin Cenotaph followed by a service at St Mary’s Catholic Church at 7.30 am and will then march through the city with their Australian counterparts.
HMNZS CANTERBURY will be on her way back from Vanuatu after providing support to the disaster hit region. The ship will conduct a service onboard while in transit.
HMNZS MANAWANUI will be in her homeport of Whitianga. The Ship’s Company will attend the local dawn service followed by a civic parade.
HMNZS WELLINGTON will be in her homeport of Wellington. The ship will arrive on Wednesday, April 22 and conduct a formation entry with the French Naval Ship VENDEMIAIRE which is also in Wellington for Anzac Day. The Ship’s Company will attend local services around Wellington.
HMNZS HAWEA will be in her homeport of Westport. The ship will split her Ship’s Company into groups in order to cover as many services as possible. They will be attending services at Granity, Waimangaroa, Westport, Greymouth, Hokitika and Reefton. They will also conduct Charter Parades in Hokitika, Greymouth and Westport on Monday, 27 April.
Chief of Navy RADM Jack Steer has published the 2015 RNZN Reading List, a PDF document of book reviews of scores of books with a Navy flavour. It's essential reading for our ratings and officers but will be of wide interest to anyone with an interest in navies. CN wants to share it with you. “Reading is a pastime that is rapidly being relegated in our ever busy lives,” he writes in his introduction to the list. “Many of us have lost the art (and the joy) of simply curling up on a comfortable chair with a really good book.” Read the list at this link and seek out some of the books recommended there.
[pdf, 1.61mb, 21 pages]