Freedom of Entry - 212 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets
Redcliffe’s local air force cadets have sought council approval to host a Freedom of Entry march along Redcliffe Parade.
Moreton Bay Regional Council has granted Freedom of Entry into the community of Redcliffe as a division of the Moreton Bay Region to the 212 Squadron of the Australian Air Force Cadets.
The act of granting Freedom of Entry dates back to early European history when citizens lived in walled cities and soldiers protected them from enemy armies. Today, it indicates the pride the community has in its defence force, and brings local residents and businesses to witness the event.
The granting of Freedom of Entry is the highest accolade a town or city can bestow upon a group or individual and it is no less readily won or lightly given today than it was centuries ago.
The ceremony will commence with a parade and formal presentation at Charlish Park. The cadets and the squadron’s drum corps will then march along Redcliffe Parade finishing at Humpybong Esplanade.
Members of the public are invited to come and witness this event that recognises the service of the young men and women in the squadron.
Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe