Patrick Bronte is a Military Historian who was the driving force in establishing the Memorial Flag Pole
dedicated to Jack Williams at the Terrace School, Waipukurau.
Jack was a founding pupil and the unveiling took place there on the 27th April, 2012.
Jack’s Brothers, Grant and Wayne, his twin sister Jill McLean and Bernie plus their children
and grandchildren were present.
V4 attendees included; Wira, Olly, Mike, General and Eliza, Alex, PJ, Morrie, Hugh, Jed, Willie, Len and Rae, Wheels,
Theo, Wayne and Hillary, Squirrell, Phil and Sony.
Other Veterans included; Evan Torrance (W3), Mike August (V5), John Sturgess (V3), Jack Hayes (4 Tp SAS),
Robin Klitscher (RNZAF) and other veterans. Max Lyver (V6) was the MC. The Commanding Officer of 1 RNZIR,
Lt Col Glenn King spoke and his RSM, WO1 Paul McIntosh was also present.
The Terrace School principal, Alan Sutherland ensured it would be a day to remember as after the ceremony,
his pupils had a ball exploring the armoured vehicles and Iriquois Helo that had landed nearby.
Patrick had had arranged the cadet unit, bugler, military vehicles and co-ordinated the Helos
flyover and timing from the confines of his wheelchair.
Kia ora Patrick.
Images courtesy of Vivienne Haldane
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