HMAS Maryborough returns to Maryborough at the end of World War II (approx 1945). Built by Walkers Ltd Maryborough and served as a convoy escort in the Mediterranean and later minesweeping. Photo submitted by Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum
HMAS Maryborough returns to Maryborough at the end of World War II (approx 1945). Built by Walkers Ltd Maryborough and served as a convoy escort in the Mediterranean and later minesweeping. Photo submitted by Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum

HMAS M'boro to demand freedom of entry on 75th anniversary

THE ROYAL Australian Navy Band will accompany HMAS Maryborough (ii) crew on their passage through the Heritage City.

The crew, based in Darwin, will exercise freedom of entry into Maryborough as part of the 75th anniversary of the original ship's launch.

Read more about the 75th anniversary and see event listings here.

On Saturday, ship's company will march from Queens Park and proceed towards the War Memorial and Duncan Chapman statue via Sussex St.

The ship's company will then be challenged by acting inspector Kevin Thomson, acting as town marshal, before continuing along Sussex St, into Bazaar St and turning right into Kent St.

On the steps of City Hall, Mayor Gerard O'Connell and Commodore Peter Laver RAN will take the company's salute.

The march will then return to Queens Park via Lennox Street before the anniversary's commemoration ceremony at the Maryborough War Memorial at 11.45am.

A dinner will be held in commemoration that night but limited tickets are available.

Enquire at the Adelaide St reception of the Maryborough RSL between 10am and 5.30pm from Wednesday October 14 through to Friday October 16.



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