ANZAC Day went off with a bang in Avondale this year!
The WWII Historical Re-enactment Society brought the Avondale RSA 25lber gun back to town for ANZAC Day.
After three years’ restoration work, the artillery piece and former gate guardian for Avondale RSA looked magnificent. It was escorted in the parade by re-enactors in uniform.
At the end of the parade, the gun crew peeled off and relocated down to the inner field of the Avondale Racecourse.
At the conclusion of the ceremony at Memorial Park they fixed a three-shot salute that reverberated around the neighbourhood.
This historic event was achieved with the support and permission of Avondale Jockey Club and NZ Police.