Freedom of Entry Parade – City of Marion
Saturday 18 April, 2015
Marion Sports and Community Centre on Sturt Road to the Marion Cultural Centre on Diagonal Road.
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Marion Commemorates the Anzac Centenary
Join us for a landmark ‘Freedom of Entry Parade’ on Saturday 18th April as soldiers from the 9th Combat Service Support Battalion march through the City of Marion.
The parade offers a rare opportunity to see soldiers from Warradale Barracks in ceremonial uniform as they march from the Marion Sports and Community Centre on Sturt Road to the Marion Cultural Centre on Diagonal Road.
There’ll also be a rare opportunity to see the Army Banner carried by Lieutenant Tori Slattery . The Banner will be paraded between two divisions of soldiers from the Battalion.
The 9th Combat Service Support Battalion was officially granted the Freedom of the City of Marion in 2000.
On 18th April, the battalion will exercise its right to march through the council area with “swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, band playing and banners flying”.
The event is a unique opportunity to mark the Anzac Centenary together with local Warradale soldiers as they mark the proud history of their battalion.
What To See and When
The Battalion will parade on the Grounds of the Marion Croquet Club in the Marion Sports Centre Complex. See soldiers in ceremonial uniform, as the Army Banner is marched on to the parade. There’ll be music from the Australian Army Band – Adelaide, and an official address by the Mayor.
The Battalion will leave the Marion Sports and Community Centre and head towards the Marion Council Chambers. See history in the making as the Commanding Officer responds to a ‘challenge’ from the Senior Officer of Sturt Police on behalf of the citizens of Marion.
Join well-wishers along Diagonal Road as soldiers march towards the Marion Cultural Centre.
See the end of the parade and the official opening of the new Anzac Centenary Exhibition at the Marion Cultural Centre.