NZDF

Foxton grants Linton soldiers freedom of the town

10 December 2010

Bayonets fixed, drums beating and feet in step, personnel from Linton’s 21st Supply Company will parade through Foxton on Saturday 11 December to receive the Charter to the town that will give them the right to bear arms in the town while flying their colours.

The parade will begin at the Foxton Memorial Hall at 2:00pm, where the Charter will be presented for the first time, before they march through the streets to the Foxton RSA.

21 Supply Company has had strong links to the Foxton community since 1983, through Anzac commemorations and participation in community events, and the granting of the Charter formalises the relationship.
 
“It is a great honour and privilege that is being bestowed upon us through the awarding of the Charter from the Foxton Community,” says the Company Commanding Officer Major Tony Downey.


“We have been involved with the town and region for a long time through Anzac commemorations, civic services and assistance at time of need, now we have a formal relationship that recognises our relationship."

ENDS

For further information please contact Paul Stein, Defence Communications Advisor (Central Region), on 06 351 9077 or 021 409 033.

 Programme

1400hrs - Parade arrives at the Foxton Memorial Hall

1400hrs - Charter Ceremony commences

1500hrs - Charter Ceremony completed

1500hrs - VIP's leave for the Foxton RSA

1505hrs - Parade marches through the Foxton Township

1515hrs  - Parade arrives at Foxton RSA and conducts small unveiling ceremony.

This page was last reviewed on 16 January 2011.