Sunday, June 16, 2024

21-gun salutes for Queen

The New Zealand Army will fire a 21-gun salute in Wellington at midday on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

A second gun salute will be fired on 6 June, to mark the Queen’s official birthday (as observed in New Zealand). Her official birthday is traditionally observed on the first Monday of June.

The gun salutes will be fired by personnel from the 16th Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery, based at Linton Military Camp. The salute will be conducted from the Saluting Battery at Point Jerningham  the only permanent saluting battery in New Zealand  using four 25-pounder guns.

The site is at Roseneath Memorial Park, below Roseneath School on Mt Victoria, Wellington.

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