41-gun salute for Prince Philip held in Wellington

2021-04-11 09:36:30

A 41-gun salute has been be held in Wellington in honour of Prince Philip.

Watch the occasion right here:

The ceremony, which began at midday, took 40 minutes and was fired from the saluting battery at Level Jerningham, withh troopers from the sixteenth Discipline Regiment of the New Zealand Artillery firing from 4 modified 25 pounder weapons.

The Minister of Defence, Peeni Henare, army chiefs and members of the general public attended.

It was one in all a number of gun salutes held throughout the Commonwealth in latest days, together with salutes in London, Edinburgh, Canberra and the Falkland Islands.

The Duke of Edinburgh died in a single day Friday (NZT) on the age of 99.

Throughout the New Zealand Defence Pressure, the Duke held the ranks of Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Discipline Marshal of the New Zealand Military, and Marshal of the Royal New Zealand Air Pressure.

The NZDF mentioned whereas the standard variety of gun salutes is 21, on sure events an additional 20 rounds are added when fired from a royal park or setting.

Gun salutes have additionally been held in a number of different nations, together with Australia and the Falkland Islands.

In Canada, flags are flying at half mast and in Victoria, in British Columbia, a lone piper has performed solemn army music for the prince.

The birth was marked with a 21-gun salute at Point Jerningham in Wellington.

File photograph.
Picture: RNZ

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