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Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Event:
A Parade And Hovering Helicopters
Freedom of Entry, Royal Australian Navy, 816 Squadron, Caloundra City Council, Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Caloundra, MR-60R Seahawk helicopters, S-70B-2 Seahawks, MH-60R Seahawks, family event
Freedom of Entry on Saturday, 28 October - Image: Sunshine Coast Council to Freedom of Entry - Royal Australian Navy FB page


First a bit of history! In 1996 the 816 Squadron took part in training exercises in Moreton Bay, during which time retired members of the Fleet Air Arm, who were living on the Coast, initiated introductions between the Squadron and the former Caloundra City Council. As a result of these introductions, Caloundra City Council first bestowed Freedom of Entry rights in 1996. The Squadron has exercised its right to march into Caloundra on several occasions since 1996; also maintaining close connections with Caloundra, through attending annual Anzac Day celebrations.

The Freedom of Entry dates back to medieval times, when cities granted military units the right to parade through their cities bearing arms. This parade was in recognition of the defence of a sea port township as well as to establish good relations with citizens, to earn the privilege of passage.

What a fantastic idea! And I love the fact that Caloundra City Council is continuing with this tradition.

On Saturday 28 October, Kings Beach in Caloundra is the place to be, so as not to miss out on a unique opportunity to see the Navy's newest MR-60R Seahawk helicopters. These helicopters are replacing the S-70B-2 Seahawks, which are completely retiring come December this year - which means this is also the last chance for us to see the retiring S-70B0-2 in action!

Freedom of Entry, Royal Australian Navy, 816 Squadron, Caloundra City Council, Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Caloundra, MR-60R Seahawk helicopters, S-70B-2 Seahawks, MH-60R Seahawks, family event
Image: Kingsley Fielden to 816 Squadron FB page


All this fun and excitement is part of the Freedom of Entry event hosted by Sunshine Coast Council and it's all happening at Kings Beach Ampitheatre from 10.00am.

Make sure you stay until the very end for a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter's spectacular handling demonstration plus so much more!

Event road closures for Saturday 28 October:
8.00am to 12.00noon at

De Vene Avenue
Ormonde Terrace (between Edmund Street and Esplanade Headland)
part of Princess Lane (access will still be available via Albert Street)

Temporary car park closure:
6.00am to 12.00noon

Kings Beach Amphitheatre Car Park (access to car park between Edmund Street and De Vene Avenue via Edmund Street only).

This is definitely a family event not to be missed - bookmark this coming Saturday (weather reports are coming up favourably, as partly cloudy with temperatures between 19 and 24) and get on down to Kings Beach Amphitheatre for some fun in the sun!


Freedom of Entry, Royal Australian Navy, 816 Squadron, Caloundra City Council, Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Caloundra, MR-60R Seahawk helicopters, S-70B-2 Seahawks, MH-60R Seahawks, family event
Image: Kingsley Fielden to 816 Squadron FB page
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Why? To witness the 816 Squadron's Freedom of Entry parade into Caloundra
When: Saturday 28 October from 10.00am to 10.45am
Phone: (07) 5475-7272
Where: King Beach Amphitheatre, Caloundra, QLD, 4551
Cost: FREE
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Look forward to it and hope its a clear day. Thanks for sharing.
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