RAAF Base Darwin exercises Freedom of Entry Parade

On Saturday 9 October 2021, RAAF Base Darwin will exercise its Freedom of Entry to the City of Darwin as part of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Centenary year. The granting of the Freedom of Entry to the City represents the highest symbolic civic honour conferred on a military unit.
 
Time
Details
Location
9.20am
Personnel from RAAF Base Darwin will form up
Outside the Darwin Civic Centre
9.30am
Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony
9.50am
The Lord Mayor will inspect the parade
10.00am
The parade will commence
Proceeding along Cavanagh Street, Knuckey Street, the Esplanade, and ending at the Darwin Cenotaph
10.05am
The formal challenge and right to pass will occur
Knuckey Street
10.10am
Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AO, Administrator of the Northern Territory will review the parade
The Darwin Cenotaph
 
The City of Darwin Council will host a Civic Reception afterwards at the Darwin Civic Centre to acknowledge the Centenary of Air Force.
 
Images of the event will be available on the Defence Image Gallery
 
Further information regarding the Centenary of Air Force is available on the Air Force 2021 website.
 
This event will be conducted in line with all relevant local heath guidelines and restrictions.