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Defence Guard of Honour for Parliament Opening

New Zealand Defence Force
Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa
Media Advisory
Friday 4 November, 2005

Defence Guard of Honour for Parliament Opening

A 100-person tri-service Guard of Honour from the New Zealand Defence Force will provide ceremonial support to mark the State Opening of Parliament at 2.00pm, Tuesday 8 November on the forecourt of Parliament.

As the Guard conducts a general salute at Parliament, the Army’s 16th Field Regiment will fire a 21-gun Royal salute at Point Jerningham.

As the Governor General approaches the dais, a Herald of Trumpets will be sounded by four trumpeters from the Royal New Zealand Air Force. The Central Band of the RNZAF, will also play during the ceremony.


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