Festival of Mosman

Freedom of Entry parade

Posted Thursday 12 October 2017

Line the streets of Mosman from 11.45am tomorrow to see up to 200 officers and sailors from Royal Australian Navy base HMAS Penguin marching to exercise Freedom of Entry on Penguin’s 75th anniversary.

The Guard will be inspected by Mosman Deputy Mayor Councillor Roy Bendall on Prince Albert Street, before the parade steps off to be challenged at Military Rd, next to Mosman High School. The parade will then salute/march past the official dais on Military Rd outside Mosman RS Club before turning left down Gouldsbury St then finishing at Mosman War Memorial.

The tradition of Freedom of Entry originates in medieval times, when a city would show its trust in a group of men-at-arms by allowing them to enter their walls without being disarmed. Nowadays the right of Freedom of Entry is a symbolic mark of honour and support from a city to a military unit.

Freedom of Entry road closures