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**MEDIA ALERT** No. 24 (City of Adelaide) Squadron 70th Anniversary Freedom of Entry March and Flypast

 

**MEDIA ALERT**

NO. 24 (CITY OF ADELAIDE) SQUADRON 70TH ANNIVERSARY FREEDOM OF ENTRY MARCH AND FLYPAST


On Friday 7 May, No. 24 (City of Adelaide) Squadron will exercise its Freedom of Entry to the City of Adelaide, 70 years after the city granted the squadron the right to carry its name. Freedom of Entry to the City is a right which is granted upon a military unit by a Local Government. It stems from medieval tradition and represents the highest honour that the city can confer on a military unit. No. 24 Squadron has only exercised its Freedom of Entry on three previous occasions; in 1989, 1994 and 2017.

 

Time

Details

Location

11.20am

Wing Commander Alison Tinker, Commanding Officer No. 24 Squadron, will lead a march of up to 50 aviators.

From Kintore Avenue to King William Street

11.40am

A single AP-3C Orion will conduct a flypast of the march to acknowledge the significant relationship between the aircraft, No. 24 Squadron and the City of Adelaide.

Heading North to South along King William Street towards Adelaide Town Hall

11.45am

The traditional Freedom of Entry Challenge will be made by the South Australian Commissioner of Police, Mr Grant Stevens.

Adjacent to Adelaide Town Hall, King William Street

11.50am

A unique indigenous ceremony will take place between a Kaurna Custodian and the RAAF Base Edinburgh Indigenous Liaison Officer to broker access to the traditional lands of the Kaurna people, followed by a smoking ceremony.

Adjacent to Adelaide Town Hall, King William Street


Media note

Interviews will be available with Wing Commander Alison Tinker, Commanding Officer No. 24 Squadron, and RAAF Base Edinburgh Indigenous Liaison Officer and Kaurna Man, Flight Lieutenant Steve Warrior, after the march.

Images of the event will become available at http://images.defence.gov.au/S20211474

Safety, noise management and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of Defence flying activities.

All flying is subject to change due to factors such as weather conditions, air traffic control and operational commitments.

Media Contacts
Simone Liebelt, Regional Manager Public Affairs – SA: 0417 887 040, comms.sa@defence.gov.au
Defence Media: media@defence.gov.au

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