Number 25 City of Perth Squadron to exercise freedom

More than 100 Royal Australian Air Force officers and the Australian Army Band Perth will parade through the city this Sunday 24 October as part of their freedom of entry into the City of Perth.

Royal Australian Air Force Number 25 ‘City of Perth’ Squadron will step off at 11.45am outside London Court. The parade will move along Hay Street Mall to the Perth Town Hall before finishing in Cathedral Square.

Acting Assistant Police Commissioner Allan Adams in his capacity as City Marshal will perform a challenge with the parade in the mall.

Following the challenge, Number 25 ‘City of Perth’ Squadron will then proceed to Cathedral Square where City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas, as Reviewing Officer, will conduct a parade inspection.

“It is a great honour for the City to welcome the Number 25 ‘City of Perth’ Squadron as it exercises its freedom for the first time since 2008,” Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said.

“This is a particularly special year for the RAAF as they celebrate 100 years of service to Australia.

“We encourage everyone to come and check out the sights and sounds of the parade as Freedom of Entry is granted – it will be a magnificent morning for all attendees.”

Freedom of Entry to a city and the colourful ceremony attached to it is has a deep historical significance.

The Freedom of Entry will be live streamed on our Facebook page and on screens around the city, including Forrest Place, Northbridge Piazza and Yagan Square.

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