NZDF CEREMONIAL SUPPORT TO STATE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT
22 October 2014
The Governor-General of New Zealand Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae opened the first session of the 51st Parliament of New Zealand on Tuesday.
This year's ceremony included elements which acknowledge the Centenary of the First World War - these included wearing poppies and a flyover of vintage aircraft.
NZDF support included a ceremonial parade, a flypast of 3 NH90s, and a 21-Gun Salute
Officers in Attendance included Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Tim Keating, Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Jack Steer, Chief of Army Major General Dave Gawn, and Acting Chief of Air Force Air Commodore Andy Woods.