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Anzac Day 2018

AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL HOWICK WARD


ANZAC DAY DAWN PARADE 2018

ROUTE & ORGANISATION


Memo: To all organisations attending the ANZAC Day   Dawn parade, 25 April 2018

 

From:  RSM Bill Heke, Parade Commander

 

1.    The following memo details a set of standard procedures to be used for the Howick ANZAC Day Dawn parade.

2.   This memo will be produced each year with changes as required and each organisation will be given a copy early in the New Year.

 

Parade Times:

0545                Parade gathers on Mellons Bay Road (by large Pine tree)

0550                Parade falls in

0555                Parade marches off to Stockade Hill

0610 approx.   Parade arrives at Stockade Hill, service commences (see

                         Programme).

0630 approx.    Completion of service, retire from Stockade Hill


Parade Route:

Depart Mellons Bay Road, left into Ridge Road then up through the main entrance to Stockade Hill.



Parade Order of March:

  1. Band
  2. RSA Standard bearer
  3. Parade Commander
  4. Official party
  5. Returned Service Women
  6. Returned Service Men
  7. Service Men
  8. Service Women

 

Formation of the Parade:

1.    All groups will form in a column of 3.

2.    A distance of 3 marching paces is to be between all marching groups.

 

Cenotaph Guard:

40 Squadron ATC will provide a 5 man cenotaph guard (4 plus 1). They will march onto the cenotaph at the start of the ceremony. (Parade Commander orders “March on the Guard”).

 

Notes:

1.    The Police will block off access to Ridge Road approx. 10mins prior to the formation of the Parade.

2.    Upon arriving at the top of Stockade Hill, the RSA contingents will go to the left of the Cenotaph.

3.    A public notice about the parade will be inserted in the local paper by the council approx. 1 week prior to the parade.

4.    Any queries about the parade can be directed to the RSA, council ward office (ph 2628900 ext. 7009) or to the Parade Commander (ph 027510501).

 

Wet Weather

In the event of inclement weather, a decision to march will be made in the morning and conveyed to any assembled personnel.

 

M Cole

Parade Organiser

Howick RSA

 

ANZAC DAY CIVIC PARADE 2018

ROUTE & ORGANISATION


Memo: To all organisations attending the ANZAC Day  

             parade, 25 April 2018

 

From:  Parade Commander

 

1.    The following memo details a set of standard procedures to be used for the Howick ANZAC Day parade.

2.   This memo will be produced each year with changes as required and each organisation will be given a copy early in the New Year.

3.   The RSA would like to encourage the attendance of the children/grand-children of ex-service personnel. They are asked to march with their relative in the appropriate section of the parade.

4.   Descendants with medals of ex-service personnel who wish to wear the medals and attend the parade will be most welcome. They will march in the RSA contingent with an assigned “buddy”. (Please let the parade commander know, on the day, if you are attending).

 

Parade Times:

1030                 Parade gathers on Mellons Bay Road

1035                 Parade falls in

1045                 Parade marches off to Stockade Hill

1100 approx.    Parade arrives at Stockade Hill, and service   

    commences.

1145 approx.    Completion of service, retire from Stockade Hill

1150 approx.    Parade falls in on Ridge Road

1200 approx.    Parade marches off



Parade Route:

Depart Mellons Bay Road, around the back of Stockade Hill, along Ridge Road then up through the main entrance to Stockade Hill.

On completion of service; depart Ridge Road thence to Picton Street to Moore Street and into the civic carpark behind the ASB Bank.

 

Parade Order of March:

1.   Smiths Locksmiths Howick Brass Band

2.   Guard (if one is available)

3.   RSA Standard bearer

4.   Parade Commander

5.   NZ, Australian & Turkey Standard Bearers

6.   Official party (Local Board Chairman & President of the Howick RSA)

7.   RSA Service Standard Bearers (6)

8.   Returned Service Women

9.   Returned Service Men

10.Service Men and Women

11.HMNZS Rotoiti

12.RSA Woman’s Section

13.NZ Police

14. Councillors and MP’s

15. Fire Brigade

16.Howick Volunteer Coastguard

17.40 Sqn ATC

18.Howick/Pakuranga Community Patrol

19.Macleans College

20.Howick College

21.Pakuranga College

22.Botany Downs College

23.Elim Christian College

24.Sancta Maria College

25.St Kentigern College

26.Ormiston Senior College

27.Edgewater College

28. Mission Heights Junior College

29.Intermediate Schools

30.St Kentigern Old Collegians Pipe Band

31.Youth groups - Scouts, Guides, Mariners, Cubs, Brownies, Boys/Girls Brigade etc.

 



Formation of the Parade:

1.    The Guard and all groups through to and including colleges will form in a column of 3’s.

2.    Youth groups will form in a column of 6.

3.    A distance of 3 marching paces is to be between all marching groups.

4.    St. Kentigern Old Collegians Pipe Band and youth groups will form on the NORTH side of Mellons Bay Road and will be ‘fed’ into the parade formation as it gets underway.

5.    Smiths Locksmiths Howick Brass Band will counter march on reaching the lower entrance to Stockade Hill. They will cease playing as soon as St. Kentigern Old Collegians Pipe Band comes into view along Mellons Bay Road.

6.    On reaching the entrance to Stockade Hill, St Kentigern Old Collegians Pipe Band will follow the Intermediate Schools up onto Stockade Hill and break ranks as the reach the entrance to the cenotaph area.

7.    The Mayor (or his rep) & the President of Howick RSA, will take the salute from each group as they pass the dais at the junction of Uxbridge Road and Picton Street. Each group should perform an “Eyes Left” at the first flag before the dais and an “Eyes Front” once the last person in that group is past.

8.    When the parade reaches the carpark behind the ASB Bank, on the march back from Stockade Hill, groups are be to halted at the Monterey Theatre end of the carpark and dismissed immediately to allow other marches into the car park area.

9.    The Guard will march to the rear of the RSA and disperse (via lower entrance to RSA car park).

10. The RSA members will make their way from the carpark to the RSA building. Youth groups, led by the ATC, will make their way to the rear of the RSA for morning tea

11 Members from the RSA will be on hand to assist with the formation of the          

     parade. Please follow their directions.

 

Notes:

1.    The Police will block off access to Mellons Bay Road approx. 30mins prior to the formation of the Parade.

2.    People ‘dropping off’ marchers in the parade are asked not to drive into Mellons Bay Road but drop off in Wellington Street.

3.    Upon arriving at the top of Stockade Hill, the RSA contingents will go to the left of the Cenotaph (to the seating provided) and the groups from the ATC back will go to the right of the Cenotaph.

4.    Leaders of youth groups are asked to attend the morning tea to ensure all attending receive a fair share.

5.    A public notice about the parade will be inserted in the local paper by the council approx. 1 week prior to the parade.

6.    RSA Service Standard Bearers are to collect their flags from the Howick RSA at 0945. Report to the Parade Commander.

7.    Any queries about the parade can be directed to the RSA, or to the Parade Co-ordinator (0212388464, email:  natcole65@gmail.com 



Wet Weather

There are no wet weather provisions.

 

M Cole

Parade Co-ordinator

Howick RSA