Freedom of Entry


Granting of Freedom of Entry upon military units is mostly ceremonial and gives the right of general entry to the unit to parade through the streets on ceremonial occasions. By extending this invitation, local governments are able to honour a distinguished unit of the Armed Forces, so strengthening the ties between citizens and servicemen and women.

With Australia's submarine service celebrating their centenary in 2014, the City of Fremantle has invited the Submarine Force from HMAS Stirling to request a Freedom of Entry. In accordance with military law and tradition this gives the military unit the right to march through the streets with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and ensign flying. It will be a sight to be seen, and an opportunity to honour our submariners, past and present.



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Events

Events

The City of Fremantle will be participating in, supporting, and hosting a number of events over the commemorative period. The people of Fremantle (including the greater Fremantle area) are proud to be part of the ANZAC Centenary commemorations and to have the opportunity to honour and pay respect to those who have and are serving our nation as part of the Armed Forces. ANZAC Centenary events will embrace the themes: 'Commemorate, Contemplate and Educate'.
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The 849

The 849

Eight hundred and forty-nine is the number of servicemen who lived in the greater Fremantle area, embarked in Fremantle on transport ships that would take them to far away fields, and they are the ones that never returned. You can view the list here. If you would like to make comment about the list please contact 9432 9999 or email events@fremantle.wa.gov.au.
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