Tanks will roll down history lane and Parramatta streets
On 30 August 2014, the streets of Parramatta will rumble as battle tanks roll through the city. There is no reason to be alarmed, though. The tanks will come as part of the 2014 Royal NSW Lancers Parade to celebrate more than 125 years of Australia's most decorated military unit.
Photo courtesy of the Parramatta Lancers.
The Royal NSW Lancers, or the Parramatta Lancers, and the Parramatta Council will bring Australian military history to life with a street parade in the CBD, which will feature cavalry, tanks, armoured vehicles, the modern day regiment and band. The parade will start at 1:30pm at the Parramatta Park, proceed to Macquarie Street and finish at the Lancer Barracks on Smith Street. Following the parade, a family fun day will be held at the Lancer Barracks from 2pm to 6pm.
Anticipate the participation of a Matilda tank in the Parramatta Lancers parade. Photo from Wikimedia.
The Parramatta Lancers is formally the Royal NSW Lancers based at the Parramatta Barracks in Parramatta. It is currently a Light Cavalry Regiment in the Australian Army Reserve. Please mark your calendars and join the Parramatta Lancers celebrate the proud Australian military history and the bravery of the men and women in the service.