And the number of ships involved in the formal event continues to drop as USS Sampson heads south.
The media releases seem to refer to just making the helicopters available, which would make some sense. To deploy the ship, as well, would take longer and the helicopters can be supported (short term) by the RNZAF.
Whatever happens I hope the "protest" element acknowledge their assistance. Yes, I know...........
Post by Dave Homewood on Nov 16, 2016 8:06:00 GMT 12
So with HMNZS Canterbury, Wellington,Te Kaha and Endeavour, HMAS Darwin and the USS Sampson all heading to Kaikoura, with the possibility of more to follow, plus loads of the aeroplanes down there too, does it seem like the Navy celebrations may be postponed or cancelled?
Post by Dave Homewood on Nov 16, 2016 23:34:45 GMT 12
IMPORTANT UPDATE || The planned INR Street Parade for Friday, 18 November 2016 has been CANCELLED. A Street Parade down Queen Street through Auckland City Centre had been planned for Friday. In the wake of the devastation of the 14 November earthquake the visiting navy’s will acknowledge those who have been affected. A private thanks giving ceremony will be held instead so that the visiting navy’s can acknowledge the people that have been impacted.
Post by Dave Homewood on Nov 17, 2016 14:55:51 GMT 12
From the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum's Facebook page:
Don't miss it, if you're in Devonport tomorrow... The Band of the Royal Marines performing at the Navy Museum 1 - 1:30 pm The Royal Marines Band was the official band of the Royal New Zealand Navy through 1960, which was only part of a long history between the Royal Marines and the RNZN. Visiting from the UK for the International Naval Review in celebration of the Navy's 75th anniversary, we welcome the Royal Marines Band for one performance only. See you there. www.facebook.com/rmbandservice/