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Breaking down the Barriers

Women's Royal New Zealand
Naval Service Exhibition
1st June - 31st August 2012

Two special exhibitions, running from now until end of August, tell some of our country’s unique stories from the Second Word War.

Breaking Down the Barriers
In 1942, a women’s service was introduced to the Navy. Seventy years later some of these women return, this time to the Navy Museum, to design and produce an exhibition about the Women’s Royal New Zealand Naval Service and the bravery, leadership and laughter that brought it to life.
Come share in the stories of the young women who not only broke down the barriers in the Navy but in New Zealand society as well.
 
US Marine Corps in New Zealand, 70th Anniversary
The first US forces arrived in New Zealand on 12 June 1942. For the next two years there were upwards of 400,000 US troops stationed here with up to 50,000 personnel here at any one time.
The bonds of friendship that were forged in those dark days of the war survive today. The exhibition honours the service of the US Marine Corps to ensuring our country survived.

It’s school holiday time again!
The kit bag is a time honoured tradition in the military. Sailors would head to sea, not knowing what lay ahead of them, with their possessions packed down into a kit bag.
Come to the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum and be issued your own “kit bag” to decorate as you wish.
Visit our website for more information.
Date: 30/06 -15/07
Times: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: $5 per person

Torpedo Bay Navy Museum
64 King Edward Pde.
Devonport
Admission is free
www.navymuseum.co.nz

by Channel Editorial

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