2023 ANZAC Assembly

The occasion of our annual ANZAC Assembly on Wednesday, 26 April at New Plymouth Boys’ High School is a very important part of our school year.

The service will be live-streamed, beginning at 2.10pm on the day.

Programme (scan below)

Venue: Top Field outside Pridham Hall

Event Information

The Valour Project – Honouring the Fallen

The school, in association with the Old Boys and NZ Remembrance Army, want to honour the 226 WW2 Old Boy Servicemen who gave the ultimate sacrifice, by bringing their names to the Memorial Gates. Four new bronze plaques will be unveiled at the 2023 ANZAC Assembly.

A WW2 Spitfire will fly overhead during the assembly at approx 2.10pm.NZ Remembrance Army founder, and former army major Simon Strombom said the Spitfire would fly from Ohakea, passing over Whanganui, Hāwera, Stratford and other towns on the way to New Plymouth, then make two passes over the assembly on the school’s top field during the dedication.

A plaque to remember a soldier who died in 2015 will also be added to the NPBHS gates, Strombom said. Captain Daniel Thompson, 29, served in Timor-Leste and Afghanistan. He died of a suspected heart attack after his return to New Zealand.

Thompson had been a boarder at the school, and some of his family would travel to attend the unveiling, Strombom said.

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