On Friday, August the 18th, 2017, the 78th Highlanders will practice a ceremony known as “Freedom of The City“. This time-honoured tradition dates as far back as the Roman Empire, and was originally granted to military units that had gained the trust of a municipality. Trusted units were permitted to parade through the town with “drums beating, colours flying and bayonets fixed.”
The 78th Highlanders begin their parade at 11:00 am inside the fort. Following the traditional firing of the noon gun, the entire unit will march to Grand Parade for a proclamation ceremony at 12:15 pm and then to Government House for inspection.
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78th Highlanders Freedom of The City Parade Details:
When: Friday, August 18th from 11:00am -12:45 pm
Where: Citadel Hill to Parade Square
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