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Dunedin Cenotaph Dawn Service

On a cold misty morning, HMNZS TOROA paraded at the Dunedin city dawn service formed a Colour Party and Catafalque Party alongside their Army compariates from Kensington Barracks at the Cenotaph in Queens Gardens.  Despite the cold conditions, this service was attended by more than 9,000 people.   Slightly later there was a service held at Andersons Bay Cemetary MC’d by the RNZN, accompanied by a Catafalque Party provided by the New Zealand Cadet Forces.

Image right: Dunedin Cenotaph prior to the commencement of the Dawn service.

Members of the ships company also attended services throughout the day at the Montecillo Veterans Home, Glenlidi Memorial, Queenstown Cenotaph, Fairfax, Lovells Flat, Mosgeil, Port Chalmers and the Milton War Memorial.

Toroa Division at ease during morning service at Montecillo Veterans Home
Image above: Toroa Division during morning service at Montecillo Veterans Home.
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