10th/27th Battalion, RSAR Freedom Of Entry March
Saturday 03 November, 2018
10.30am - 12.00pm
Victoria Square (Southern end)
The 10th/27th Battalion, Royal South Australian Regiment (10th/27th RSAR) will be conducting a Freedom of Entry March on Saturday 3 November, 2018.
The Battalion will step off from the southern end of Victoria Square at 10.30am, proceed along King William Street concluding at the Torrens Parade Ground.
The tradition of Freedom of Entry to a city originates from a custom observed by British regiments in marching through the City of London. It was also practised in mediaeval Europe when walled cities would allow troops in to rest and replenish.
The granting of Freedom of Entry is a privilege extended only to a trusted military unit who has a close association with a particular city. Once granted, the unit then has the right to enter the city. It is still considered a great honour for soldiers and officers alike.
10th/27th RSAR, is part of the 9th Brigade, 2nd Division.
10th/27th RSAR is a dynamic infantry unit with a proud history dating back to the 10th, 27th and 43rd Battalions raised for World War I. In 1987, the 10th and 27th Battalions were combined to form the modern 10th/27th RSAR.
10th/27th RSAR has infantry depots in Broken Hill, NSW and regional South Australia, including Port Pirie, Berri and Mount Gambier. In Adelaide, 10th/27th RSAR maintains depots at Noarlunga and Keswick Barracks – the Battalion Headquarters.
All members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the march.