Navy to march in Caloundra
  • Saturday 31 October 2009

The Royal Australian Navy’s 816 Squadron will march in Caloundra tomorrow for the special ‘Freedom of Entry’ event to be played out on the Kings Beach foreshore from 12 noon.

The event, which dates back to medieval times when cities granted military units the right to parade through their cities bearing arms, only takes place once every three years on the Coast.

Deputy Mayor Tim Dwyer will sign an official friendship agreement between Sunshine Coast Regional Council and the RAN 816 Squadron at The Events Centre in Caloundra at 10.30am.

This will be followed by a Seahawk helicopter rescue demonstration at 12 noon, 120-member naval parade at 1pm, and a naval band performance from 2pm. The event will also include a traditional military challenge from Police Inspector Mark Henderson to the 816 Squadron in Kings Beach Park following the parade.