Freedom of the City 2009 Photo Gallery

The Challenge
Inspector John Spence, NZ Police, and Dr Roger Blakeley,
Chief Executive, Porirua City Council
wait to stop the parade and challenge its right
to march through the streets of the City.

Band leading Parade
Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force
leads the parade into Hagley Street.

Band leading Parade
The Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force lead
41 (Kapi Mana) Squadron Air Training Corps
on to parade to receive the Charter of the Freedom of the City of Porirua.
The Squadron will march off parade as 41 (City of Porirua) Squadron ATC,
having changed its name at the moment the Charter is granted.

The Cased Standard
The Cased Standard lies across the Piled Drums
prior to being unfurled, draped, dedicated and presented.

Reading of the Charter
Dr Roger Blakeley reads the Charter of the Freedom of the City of Porirua.

Presentation of the Charter
Her Worship the Mayor presents the Freedom of the City Charter to
Squadron Leader Grant te Tau, Unit Commander,
41 (City of Porirua) Squadron Air Training Corps

Parading the Charter
Cadet Corporals Rachael Prentice, Paul Davidson and David Burrows
form the Charter Guard as it is paraded in front of the Squadron
by Cadet Sergeant Ryan Tasker

Unfurling the Flag
Flight Lieutenant Mary Jenkins (NZ Cadet Forces) and
Pilot Officer Andrew Bennison (NZ Cadet Forces)
unfurl the City of Porirua flag and lay it across the
Piled Drums prior to it being dedicated
by Flight Lieutenant Anthony Hawes (RNZAF),
Base Chaplain, RNZAF Base Ohakea

Presentation of dedicated flag
Her Worship the Mayor presents the dedicated
City of Porirua flag to
Pilot Officer Rebecca Adamson (NZ Cadet Forces).
The flag becomes the Standard of
41 (City of Porirua) Squadron
to be paraded by the Squadron
on official occasions

Standard on Parade
The Standard moves to the parade.
This is the first time any Cadet Unit
(Army Cadets, Sea Cadets or Air Training Corps)
has been honoured by the presentation of a
City flag to become a Unit Standard.

Receiving the Salute
Her Worship the Mayor receives the salute as the Air Training Corps
and City of Porirua Standards are paraded.

Saluting the Standards
Drum Major, Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, salutes the Standards

The City of Porirua Standard
The City of Porirua Standard is slow marched onto parade.

Standards on Parade
The Standards fly free during a General Salute.

Parade Advanced in Review Order
The Standard now presented, and following a march past,
the parade has Advanced in Review Order and give a General Salute.

Presentation of Award
Her Worship the Mayor congratulates Flight Lieutenant Mary Jenkins,
NZ Cadet Forces, after presenting her with the Clasp to the Cadet Forces Medal.

Displaying the Charter
From left: Mrs Vilma Wightwick; Dr Roger Blakeley, Chief Executive, Porirua City Council;
Her Worship the Mayor, Ms Jenny Brash; Mr Malcolm Wightwick, Patron,
41 (City of Porirua) Squadron, Air Training Corps

Standard Bearers
The Air Training Corps flag - Standard Bearer Cadet Under Officer Rob Campbell
41 (City of Porirua) Squadron
The City of Porirua flag now the 41 (City of Porirua) Squadron Standard -
Standard Bearer Pilot Officer Rebecca Adamson, (NZ Cadet Forces)

 

[Photos taken by Geoff Marshall, Porirua City Council]