04 Sep, 2017

Spectacular military parade in the heart of the city

City of Adelaide residents, workers and visitors are invited to view a major military parade and march to be held in the city centre this Friday (8 September).

The 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR) will be exercising its right to ‘Freedom of Entry’ to the City of Adelaide.

Approximately 500 troops and four Armoured Personnel Carriers will be involved in these ceremonies.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese has urged the community to come along and support the Battalion.

“Freedom of Entry is a custom dating back to medieval times when military forces were granted permission to enter a city with swords drawn, drums beating and colours flying.

“Without a Freedom of Entry agreement, which indicates peaceful intent, military forces were often turned away at the city gates.

“The granting of Freedom of Entry is a privilege extended only to a military unit that has a close association with a particular city. It is considered a great honour for soldiers and officers alike,” the Lord Mayor said.

WHEN: FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

FROM: 10.20AM UNTIL APPROX 12.15PM

WHERE: From TORRENS PARADE GROUND, VICTORIA DRIVE – to ADELAIDE TOWN HALL

Following a ceremony at the Parade Ground, 7RAR members will march along King William Street to Town Hall before continuing to Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square

TRAFFIC IMPACTS:

From 10am to 2pm - Victoria Drive will be closed between Kintore Avenue and King William Road

Between 11:30am and 12:15pm - SA Police will facilitate a rolling road closure along King William Road and King William Street (southbound traffic lanes only) with the march concluding in the northern section of Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square

FURTHER INFO:

You can find out more about 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment at: www.army.gov.au/our-people/units/forces-command/1st-brigade/7th-battalion-royal-australian-regiment


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