Anzac Day 2018

WANGANUI DAWN PARADE and SERVICE 2018

All ex-service and service personnel, members of the Women’s Section, all Kindred Associations and members of the public are invited to assemble outside the Davis Library, Queens Park at 5.10am sharp and parade to the War Memorial Centre to take part in the Service of Commemoration which will start at 5.25am.

LAYING OF WREATHS

All organisations, schools and individuals who wish to lay wreaths are invited to participate in the Dawn Parade and Service.

REFRESHMENTS

At the conclusion of the Dawn Service a warm invitation is extended to all those participating in the service to partake of the ‘Rum and Coffee’ in the War Memorial Centre followed the traditional Anzac Day Breakfast at the Wanganui RSA in St Hill Street.

TRANSPORT – Transport from the Wanganui RSA to the War Memorial Centre is available at 5.00am

OTHER ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATIVE SERVICES

St Mary’s Catholic Church – 9.00am Commemorative Service

Maxwell Service – 9.30am Commemorative Service at the Maxwell Memorial

Wanganui East All Saints Anglican Church – 10.00am Commemorative Service

Brunswick Service – 10.00am  Commemorative Service at the Brunswick Hall

Turakina Service – 10.00am Commemorative Service at the Turakina School

28th Maori Battalion Service – 11.00am Commemorative Service will be held at Pakaitore/Moutoa Gardens.

WANGANUI ANZAC DAY DAWN PARADE AND SERVICE SCHEDULE 2018 

Listed below are the timings for the 2018 Anzac Day Dawn Parade, Service and other associated activities.

The ANZAC DAY Dawn Parade form-up area is outside the Davis Library, Queens Park, Whanganui.

The Parade will march down Cameron Terrace into Watt Street and onto the War Memorial Centre Forecourt.

The Dawn Service will be held on the forecourt of the Whanganui War Memorial Centre, Queens Park.

1. Whanganui War Memorial Centre Open      5.00am

2.  5/7 Battalion Pipes and Drums Fall In         5.05am

3.  Parade Markers in position                          5.05am

4.   Parade Fall-in                                               5.10am

5.  Anzac Day Dawn Parade Start Time           5.15am

6. Anzac Day Dawn Service                              5.25am

7. Fly Past                                                           6.00am

8. Rum and Coffee at Memorial Centre            6.15am – 7.30am

9.  Anzac Day Breakfast at Wanganui RSA     6.30am – 1.30pm

10.  Entertainment at the Wanganui RSA        2.00pm – 5.00pm

11. The Wanganui RSA will be open from       6.30am – until late