The call has gone out for former members of 5th/7th Battalion to join in leading next Saturday's Christmas Parade in Whanganui.

Lt Col Brendon Jull, the Commanding Officer of 5th/7th Battalion said former battalion members wishing to participate in the parade are requested to form up with medals etc. in Cooks Street at 1.40 pm ready for the start of the parade at 2pm.

The parade route is along Ingestre Street and then down Victoria Avenue where it will turn left into Ridgway Street.

The 5th/7th Charter Parade on December 3 will then head up Drews Avenue to the War Memorial Centre.

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As part of the parade the Battalion Colours will also be installed in the War Memorial Centre where they will remain on display until after Anzac Day 2017.