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From Horses to LAV - A Commemoration of 150 Years

QAMR 150th anniversary. Regiment marches through Linton Military Camp marking the occasion
Queen Alexandra's Mounted Rifles march through Linton Military Camp marking the 150th anniversary of the Regiment

16 September 2014

Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles (QAMR) from Linton Military Camp is bringing the Regiment to the centre of Palmerston North on Saturday September 20 to commemorate 150 years of service and sacrifice.

The Regiment, based at Linton Military Camp, will be conducting a parade at 10am which will highlight its history and include Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs), horses, the Army Band and 200 foot soldiers in the Palmerston North Square.

“This a great opportunity for us to connect with the wider community as the last remaining Mounted Rifles Regiment in New Zealand, that has served New Zealanders proudly for the past 150 years, said QAMR Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Sholto Stephens.

“It’s also the right occasion to pay tribute to all those who have served in the Regiment throughout its history, especially those who paid the ultimate price for their service.”

The parade will be attended and reviewed by His Excellency the Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae.

There will also be a display of past and present armoured vehicles.  Members of the public are welcome to attend this event, as well as a memorial service on Sunday September 21st at 10.30am also in The Square Palmerston North, with wet weather venue being St Patrick’s Cathedral, Broadway Ave.

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For more information please contact Emma Horsley Communications Advisor - Central for the New Zealand Defence Force on 021 409 033.

This page was last reviewed on 17 September 2014.