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Media Advisory

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.

This page was last reviewed on 20 January 2012.