Auckland Anzac Day Parade April 2012
By John Pringle (RhAF)
Auckland turned on a wonderful day for the ANZAC Day ceremony and some fifty members of the Rhodesian Services Association were on parade, including four Blue jobs: John Michalakis, Chuck Osborne, Prop Geldenhuys and your reporter, John Pringle.
The Hobsonville Returned Services Association (RSA) traditionally hosts the ex Rhodesian contingent and we are always by far the largest group on parade. We march to the RNZAF band and the parade is commanded by an RNZAF Cadet Forces Officer.
The banner was carried by Hugh Bomford and a wreath was laid by Steve Geach BCR, Peter Knobel’s son-in-law.
The pictures depict: (1) fine body of men, and (2) the ORAFS as listed above, from left to right.
John Michalakis, Chuck Osborne, Prop Geldenhuys and John Pringle.
Thanks to John for sharing his photographs ad memories with ORAFs.
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