ADF | 3 CER makes history in the Whitsunday region

Marking the first time in history for the Whitsunday Region, members of 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment were granted Freedom of Entry into the city in 2017, in heartfelt recognition of their invaluable assistance following Tropical Cyclone Debbie. The Freedom of Entry parade was exercised on the 11 May 2024 by 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment amongst the local community at Airlie Beach, Queensland. The honour of the Freedom of Entry became popular during the nineteenth century and draws inspiration from medieval history. A Freedom of Entry is the highest honour a city may bestow on the Australian Defence Force and is celebrated with a ceremonial parade through the city streets.

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