RAAF Base Darwin exercises Freedom of Entry Parade


On Saturday 9 October 2021, RAAF Base Darwin will exercise its Freedom of Entry to the City of Darwin as part of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Centenary year. The granting of the Freedom of Entry to the City represents the highest symbolic civic honour conferred on a military unit.

Personnel from RAAF Base Darwin will form up
Outside the Darwin Civic Centre
Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony
The Lord Mayor will inspect the parade
The parade will commence
Proceeding along Cavanagh Street, Knuckey Street, the Esplanade, and ending at the Darwin Cenotaph
The formal challenge and right to pass will occur
Knuckey Street
Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AO, Administrator of the Northern Territory will review the parade
The Darwin Cenotaph
The City of Darwin Council will host a Civic Reception afterwards at the Darwin Civic Centre to acknowledge the Centenary of Air Force.
Images of the event will be available on the Defence Image Gallery.
Further information regarding the Centenary of Air Force is available on the Air Force 2021 website.
This event will be conducted in line with all relevant local heath guidelines and restrictions.
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