We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Luke please sign in and let everyone know.

Plans in the event of the Queen's passing

Luke made this Official Information request to New Zealand Defence Force

This request has an unknown status. We're waiting for Luke to read recent responses and update the status.

From: Luke

Dear New Zealand Defence Force,

What plans and procedures does the New Zealand Defence Force have in the event of the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II?

Yours faithfully,

Luke

Link to this

From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Defence Force

Link: [1]File-List

Thank you for your email. This is an automatic reply to let you know it
has been received. Corporate and Ministerial Services are away for the
Christmas / New Year period from 21 December 2021 to 17 January 2022.

If you are requesting information, a response will be provided as soon as
possible and within the legislated timeframe.

Please note that the timeframe for a response under the Official
Information Act 1982 is extended (the period between 25 December and 15
January does not count as working days).

 

 

The information contained in this Internet Email message is intended for
the addressee only and may contain privileged information, but not
necessarily the official views or opinions of the New Zealand Defence
Force.  If you are not the intended recipient you must not use, disclose,
copy or
distribute this message or the information in it.  If you have received
this message in error, please Email or telephone the sender immediately.

References

Visible links
1. file:///tmp/cid:filelist.xml@01D7F56B.7E416640

Link to this

From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Defence Force


Attachment Picture Device Independent Bitmap 1.jpg
6K Download


Good afternoon Luke
 
The Cabinet Office, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, leads the
planning and arrangements in response to the Demise of The Crown (the New
Zealand Government response to the death of Her Majesty The Queen). The
New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), together with other agencies and
organisations, has responsibilities under that plan. The key elements of
the NZDF’s involvement are firing gun salutes at designated times,
providing support to the Proclamation of Accession Ceremony, and support
to the State Memorial Service.
 
Kind regards
 
Corporate and Ministerial Services
OCDF, Office of Chief of Defence Force
New Zealand Defence Force
[1]www.nzdf.mil.nz
 
 
 
 

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: Luke

Dear Ministerial Services,

Thank you for your response. In it, you said: "(...) The key elements of the NZDF’s involvement are firing gun salutes at designated times (...)".

Specifically, what are those designated times? Are they likely to coincide with events in London?

Secondly, what does "providing support" entail, when the NZDF is providing support to the Proclamation of Accession Ceremony?

Yours sincerely,

Luke

Link to this

From: Luke

Dear Ministerial Services,

Finally, does the New Zealand Defence Force plan on participating in any ceremonies in the United Kingdom and/or other Commonwealth realms?

Yours sincerely,

Luke

Link to this

From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Defence Force


Attachment image001.png
8K Download


Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data

Good afternoon Luke,

 

As noted below, the Cabinet Office leads the planning and the NZDF will be
notified of its responsibilities under that plan when the response to the
Demise of the Crown is required.

 

Regards

 

Corporate and Ministerial Services

OCDF, Office of Chief of Defence Force
New Zealand Defence Force

[3]www.nzdf.mil.nz

 

 

 

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: Luke

Dear Ministerial Services,

Therefore, is the NZDF currently unaware of its specific responsibilities regarding the demise of The Queen?

Yours sincerely,

Luke

Link to this

From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Defence Force


Attachment image001.png
8K Download


Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data

Good afternoon Luke,

 

New Zealand Defence Force personnel would participate in overseas
ceremonies in response to death of Her Majesty The Queen as required.

 

Regards

 

Corporate and Ministerial Services

OCDF, Office of Chief of Defence Force
New Zealand Defence Force

[3]www.nzdf.mil.nz

 

 

 

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Defence Force


Attachment Picture Device Independent Bitmap 1.jpg
7K Download


Good afternoon Luke
 
The NZDF supports the wider New Zealand response to the Demise of the
Crown and is one element of the wider plan. The NZDF has been an integral
part of this planning and is preparing for a range of likely tasks. It is
up to the lead agency, however, to provide public details of exactly how
the Government will respond.
 
It appears that you have already addressed questions on this topic to the
Cabinet Office.
 
Regards
 
Corporate and Ministerial Services
OCDF, Office of Chief of Defence Force
New Zealand Defence Force
[1]www.nzdf.mil.nz
 
 

show quoted sections

Link to this

We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Luke please sign in and let everyone know.

Things to do with this request

Anyone:
New Zealand Defence Force only: