Anzac Day in London

Anzac Day in London provides plenty of opportunities for New Zealanders to gather and commemorate the sacrifice of its soldiers for the nation. Following a Dawn Service at Hyde Park Corner, there is a wreath-laying service at the Whitehall Cenotaph and a service at Westminster Abbey.

 
 

Cenotaph

TO many New Zealanders Anzac Day is more important that Waitangi Day, a quiet day  of remembrance without the controversy and angst.

With April 25 rapidly approaching,  the final day to apply for tickets to take part in two major London services is Friday.

The official London commemoration involves a Dawn Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner (5am), wreath laying at the Cenotaph on Whitehall (1100), and The Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey (noon).

The Gallipoli Association is also holding a service and wreath laying ceremony, to be held in the Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral at the Gallipoli Memorial (9.30am).

Tickets are required to participate in the wreath laying ceremony (anyone can observe) at the Cenotaph and to attend the service at Westminster Abbey.

The online application form for the complimentary tickets and more information about the London services can be found here.

Ticket applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 19 April 2013.

The New Zealand Society is holding a commemorative evening at New Zealand House, also on April 25, from 6.30pm.

Tickets cost £15.00 for members and £20.00 for non-members, and are available online.

 
 

 

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