The Freedom Parade usually takes place in the middle of June and is considered an important day in the civic calendar and also for the people of Helston. The Sailors of RNAS Culdrose exercise their rights to march through the town with Swords drawn, Bayonets fixed, Drums beating, Bands playing and Colours flying, in accordance with the grant of the Freedom of the Borough of Helston which was given in 1958.
The Town Mayor of Helston inspects the parade at the top of the town and then takes the Salute at the Guildhall accompanied by the Captain of the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose and Members of the Town Council.
The General Public are invited to attend the ceremony.
This year the Freedom Parade was held on Thursday 15th June 2017.
Navy personnel formed up just before 10am in Trengrouse Way Car Park where
the Mayor and Captain of Culdrose inspected the guard and then made an
address to all.
The guard commenced their parade of the town marching down Meneage Street and Coinagehall
The Mayor took the salute and there was also a flypast
of aircraft that are based at RNAS Culdrose.