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Hobsonville Memorial Unveiling and Dedication

27 April 2012

The nearly 75 years of wartime and peacetime service of personnel based at Hobsonville Air Force Base is to be recognised through a new memorial.

The Memorial will be unveiled by the Chief of Air Force, Air Vice-Marshall Peter Stockwell, at Hobsonville Point this Saturday, 28 April 2012.

The Memorial remembers the wartime and peacetime service of New Zealand and overseas personnel, based at Hobsonville for training and the provision of support services to the New Zealand Defence Forces from 1928 to 2002.

Planned and built for The Hobsonville Old Boys’ Association, the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) and the Hobsonville Land Company Ltd, the Memorial was designed by Architectus, and construction was by Original Stone Company Ltd. Landscaping was carried out by The Landscaping Company of Kumeu, and the original Hobsonville flag pole was refurbished by the NZ Traditional Boatbuilding School based at Hobsonville Point.

Some 150 Hobsonville Old Boys and guests are expected to attend the ceremony, and they will be joined in their parade by 30 (Hobsonville) Squadron of the Air Training Corps, and the parade will be led by the RNZAF Base Auckland Band.

WHAT: Hobsonville Memorial Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony

WHERE: The Old Headquarters Building, Buckley Avenue, Hobsonville Point

WHEN: Saturday 28 April 2012, 2.00pm - 2:30pm

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For further information please contact Squadron Leader ‘Lyn’ Coromandel, Senior Communications and Media Advisor (Air Force) on his cell phone - 021 420 899.

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