The Freedom Parade 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's Freedom Parade will hopefully go ahead in September 2021 and we will confirm this nearer the time.
Navy personnel will form up at approx 10am and march down Meneage Street to the Guildhall, where
the Mayor and Captain of Culdrose inspect the guard. The Mayor's Chaplain will lead prayers, the Mayor will address the Parade and the Captain of RNAS Culdrose will respond.
At approx 11am the parade will progress down to Coinagehall
Street Dias where the Mayor and Captain will take the salute. At the conclusion of the parade a flypast
of aircraft is expected from RNAS Culdrose.
Freedom Parade 2017