Thirty-eight war veterans, including Otago's Tom Dungey (91)
and Bill Roulston (93), of Tapanui, Alex McBurney (93), of
Frankton, and Jim Quested (91), of Georgetown, in North
Otago, prepare in Auckland yesterday to board a Royal New
Zealand Air Force Boeing 757, heading to Italy to commemorate
the 70th anniversary of the battles of Cassino.
They will attend a service of remembrance at the Cassino
Railway Station, and the New Zealand national commemorative
service at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Cassino.
They will also attend a private service at the Abbey of Monte
Cassino, and take part in a guided battlefield tour.