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1812 Overture and Beating Retreat

When:

Fri 9 Nov 2018, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Where: Awapuni Function Centre, Racecourse Rd, Awapuni, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

With 2018 marking the centenary of The Armistice of 11 November 1918, the city will host several events as part of the Armistice 2018 Commemoration Programme.

Palmerston North City Council, Linton Military Camp, and Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Ohakea invite you to come along and help commemorate this significant occasion.

On Friday 9 November a spectacular family friendly event featuring guns from 16th Field Regiment of the Royal New Zealand Artillery will be held at Awapuni Race Course and Function Centre. Live music, including Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, will be performed by the New Zealand Army Band and Palmerston North Brass Band along with a Beating Retreat Military Parade.

The Awapuni Race Course and Function Centre is home to the Medical Memorial which marks the site of one of New Zealand’s largest training camps and the sole location for training the New Zealand Medical Corps. staff during WW1. This event is to recognise the crucial role this site played in the city’s military history.

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