The Pātea RSA is busily preparing for their centennial celebrations that are being held on 6th March 2021 at the Pātea Domain. Entry to the event will be via Egmont Street.
The event will be attended by 40 people from the Historical Re-enactment Society with a WW 2 based theme. They will have displays of tents and other memorabilia and will be dressed in appropriate uniforms for the day. They will have both active and static displays.
The Military Vehicle Society will be on site with a display of vehicles including a couple of tanks.
The local Fire Brigade will be in attendance with their vintage fire engine and memorabilia as well.
The Air Force will be making an appearance, details of this are still being arranged.
There will be a fly over (providing the weather is compliant) of a ¾ replica Spitfire.
Stalls will be on site selling food and drinks.
The day will end with a formal commemoration at the Cenotaph. Guest speaker will be W01 Wiremu Moffitt, Sergeant Major of the NZ Army, who is an ex Pātea lad.
Many thanks must go to the TSB Community Trust for their donation towards this event.
Due to the lay out of the Domain it is not possible to charge for entry but a donation box will be at the Pātea RSA display and all donations will be very much appreciated.
The programme for the day is as follows but this is subject to change once the RNZAF details are confirmed.
9.00am Entry open to the public.
10.30am Active display of fire power.
1.00pm Active display with mock battle.
2.30pm March to cenotaph, including a parade of military vehicles.
3.00pm Formal commemoration at Cenotaph.
Put the date on your calendar and come and join us for the day. Medals may be worn so put them on or if you have a relations medals, wear them proudly for the event.
The day will conclude with a dinner at the rugby club rooms but numbers are strictly limited and tickets have sold out.
Pātea Domain Egmont Street, Pātea New Zealand