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7 hours ago

Wanganui RSA

This artwork is titled "Himene ki te hinga" which means Hymn to the Fallen 🙏🏽❤️

ANZAC DAY 25/04/2018 LEST WE FORGET.

Artist credit: Cass Tamati
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1 day ago

Wanganui RSA

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2 days ago

Wanganui RSA

The WW1 Crosses are in place and preparations for the Anzac Day Dawn Parade and Service 2018 are nearly complete. The weather for Wednesday is a little marginal so we may have to use the Whanganui War Memorial Centre as our wet weather venue. Please Note: The War Memorial Centre can only hold a total 1500 people. If fine the Dawn Parade form-up is at 5.10am and the Dawn service starts at approximately 5.30am ... See MoreSee Less

The WW1 Crosses are in place and preparations for the Anzac Day Dawn Parade and Service 2018 are nearly complete. The weather for Wednesday is a little marginal so we may have to use the Whanganui War Memorial Centre as our wet weather venue. Please Note: The War Memorial Centre can only hold a total 1500 people. If fine the Dawn Parade form-up is at 5.10am and the Dawn service starts at approximately 5.30am

 

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Looking smart!!

2 days ago

Wanganui RSA

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2 days ago

Wanganui RSA

Anzac Day Flypast 2018 - This year the 1944 Supermarine Spitfire will be joined by two Beechcraft T6 Texans from the Black Falcons based at Ohakea. The flight should be over the Aramoho Cemetary at 1026hours, Whanganui City at 1030hours and Whanganui Airport at 1032hours. ... See MoreSee Less

Anzac Day Flypast 2018 - This year the 1944 Supermarine Spitfire will be joined by two Beechcraft T6 Texans from the Black Falcons based at Ohakea. The flight should be over the Aramoho Cemetary at 1026hours, Whanganui City at 1030hours and Whanganui Airport at 1032hours.

 

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Hopefully this won't cause a problem... people racing in cars to keep up

Tomas Bidgood

Graeme McBride

3 days ago

Wanganui RSA

A big Thank You to the 6 cadets that managed a morning of Poppy Selling - a great time to support the RSA & meet lots of the Public many with interesting stories to retell.
Thanks Dan from Plumber Dan for tossing us our wee mascot - Dan the duck 😃
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3 days ago

Wanganui RSA

WAAF Booklet

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On 16 January 1941 the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) was formed in New Zealand. This wartime step was to enable the Royal New Zealand Air Force to release more men for service overseas, and paved the way for further women's involvement in the Second World War. As nzhistory.govt.nz notes, "within 18 months a Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and a Women’s Royal Naval Service had also been created." "The WAAF made an important contribution to the war effort. Initially, women were employed as cooks, mess-hands, drivers, clerks, equipment assistants, medical orderlies and shorthand typists. By the end of the war they were to be found in many trades," as well as in service overseas. In total, around 4750 women passed through its ranks. 'The Style for You is Air Force Blue!' was a recruitment booklet produced for the WAAF. Describing potential recruits as 'partners in victory', the booklet used extensive photography to highlight the role of women in wartime. WAAF files (including lists of those who served) and two large photographic albums of the WAAF, are also held at Archives New Zealand. Archives Reference: AIR118 Box 114/ 78r www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=17845842 For updates on our On This Day series and news from Archives New Zealand, follow us on Twitter twitter.com/ArchivesNZ Material from Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

digitalnz.org/records/32976093/waaf-booklet
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4 days ago

Wanganui RSA

Remember its poppy day and all serving & ex soldiers need to purchase a poppy to assist the veterans in their fight for survival when they return home. The saying 'not all wounds bleed' is so true.
Also we need to boost the number of ex soldiers attending ANZAC service, so this year don't go alone take a friend,mix with others at the local Army Hall or RSA enjoy.

ONWARD
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