War memorial unveiled

Last Updated : 29 Sep 2015
The memorial at Castor Bay was unveiled by Mayor Len Brown, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair Mike Cohen and members of the Kennedy Park WWII Preservation Trust.

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, the Kennedy Park WWII Preservation Trust and Mayor Len Brown recently unveiled a memorial to those who served at the Castor Bay battery and camp site during the Second World War.

The project to install a memorial was led by the preservation trust and funded by the local board.

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board parks portfolio holder Grant Gillon says the memorial is an important way to acknowledge those who served, as well as telling younger generations the story of the site.

“The Kennedy Park WWII Preservation Trust has done a wonderful job taking care of the remaining fortifications and the local board is very pleased to support a permanent memorial here,” he says.

“We want this park to not only be a place of recreation, but a place where people can come and find out more about Auckland’s role in the Second World War.”

The trust has also recently installed interpretive signage in the park to explain how the battery, tunnels and camp operated.

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