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Auckland Charter Parade 2012

A recent ceremony in Auckland saw swords drawn, bayonets fixed and ceremonial flags flown high to mark 75 years of the RNZAF. At the Town Hall the Mayor of Auckland presented a new Auckland Charter to the RNZAF.

The custom of granting freedom of a city through a Charter dates back to the middle ages but these days the granting of the freedom of a city is a way for a civic authority to express a close relationship with the military.

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Town Hall
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Parade on Queen Street
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Mayor of Auckland
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