North Shore Times : January 24th 2013
Rows of Navy personnel stood to attention as Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae inspected them one by one as reviewing officer of the annual Divisions Parade. Almost 800 uniformed personnel took part in the parade watched on by friends and family at Ngataringa Sports Fields near the Devonport Naval Base on January 18. Here are some photos from the occasion. Navy personnel pass inspection Salute right: Navy personnel salute Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae, right. New recruits: Above, fresh out of their first day those undergoing basic common training attend the parade. Fly by: Left, two Royal New Zealand Navy Seasprite helicopters fly by in salute of the Divisions Parade. Smokey salute: Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae prepares to inspect all 32 platoons of the Royal New Zealand Navy on parade following a 21-gun salute. Photos: MARYKE PENMAN Powhiri: Above, a kapa haka group welcomes Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae on to the site for the Divisions Parade. Inspection: Left, Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae acted as reviewing officer at the Royal New Zealand Navy annual Divisions Parade. VIP Party: Right, Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae and Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Jack Steer are welcomed during a powhiri at the Devonport Navy sports fields.
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