October 2005 : TOROA marks Trafalgar Day
Dunedin's Navy commemorations for Trafalgar Day
Commemorating the 200th anniversary of Nelson's famous victory at Trafalgar was the focus of Naval units throughout New Zealand, and the Dunedin Naval Volunteer Reserve were no exception. They planned a series of military and public activities to take place over Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October.
At 11.30am on Saturday 22 October, HMNZS TOROA exercised its right to parade through the streets of Dunedin 'with drums beating , band playing, colours flying, bayonets fixed, and swords drawn' in accordance with their City of Dunedin Charter, which was first enacted in 1978.
Members of the public were warmly invited to join the Parade members for a Church service at St Paul's Cathedral on completion of the Parade.
Above right: Commanding Officer Cdr D.G Jensen RNZNVR makes his address during the Trafalgar Day bicentennial commemorations
TOROA's Ship's Company
TOROA's Colour Party