20 January 2012
Wellington residents should be aware that the NZ Army will be firing 21 gun salutes from Point Jerningham at 1200 HRS on the following dates in 2012:
Monday 6 February - to honour the anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the throne
Saturday 21 April - to honour the birthday (actual) of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Saturday 2 June - to commemorate the 60th anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Monday 4 June - to honour the birthday (official as observed in NZ) of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Sunday 10 June - to commemorate the birthday of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Other gun salutes may be held throughout the year to honour visiting dignitaries.