The Freedom of Entry is a tradition that dates back many centuries where military units would be granted access to walled cities and towns in order to replenish their food stocks, arms as well as receiving medical treatments. Today, Freedom of Entry celebrates the trust and respect between a city or locale and its namesake unit.
On Saturday, 13th August 2022, The HMAS Glenelg Commanding Officer and his crew will perform a Freedom of Entry through Glenelg. The procession will start from Waterloo Street, Glenelg at 9am. The unit will then march down Jetty Road to St Andrews Church By the Sea where the Navy Commanding Officer will give a short address and be presented with a scroll granting Freedom of Entry. The march then continues to Moseley Square.
It will be a special and significant event, not to be missed. It's free, so head down to Glenelg and watch this special procession. There will be some road closures so visit the City of Holdfast Bay website for more information.