The Hawke’s Bay Regiment - A George VI Regimental Plaque, 1950
The Hawke’s Bay Regiment - A George VI Regimental Plaque, 1950
The Hawke’s Bay Regiment - A George VI Regimental Plaque, 1950
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The Hawke’s Bay Regiment - A George VI Regimental Plaque, 1950

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39cm (15.3in) x 35.5cm (14in)

Polychromed wood. Maker’s label of George Potter of Aldershot to the reverse. The catalogue of Henry Potter & Co., Military Musical instrument Makers, of Charing Cross, London refers. ‘Officers’ & Sergeants’ Mess - Wall Plaques - Fully emblazoned with Regimental Title, Crest and Battle Honours. Plaque made to Shield shape or any shape to Regiment’s design. Ideal for wall of Mess or Commanding Officer’s or Adjutant’s Office.’

During the First World War the Hawke’s Bay Regiment contributed men to the Wellington Battalion of Sir Alexander Godley’s New Zealand Brigade which took part in the Gallipoli landings at Anzac Cove on 25th April 1915 and subsequent operations of the Peninsula. Men from the Hawke’s Bays, in the