To march through the town with ‘bayonets fixed, Colours flying and drums beating’, is the greatest honour that a town can bestow on a military establishment. For that, we at HMS Seahawk remain hugely proud and I thank you for the honour that you do us

Captain Anthony Rimington, Commanding Officer of RNAS Culdrose

Despite the grey skies and some infamous Cornish drizzle, there was plenty of support for the parade from the local community; applause and cheers of encouragement could be heard as the parade marched through the town.

The Freedom of Helston is a historic honour which dates back to the time when fortress walls were necessary to protect the inhabitants from the incursions of outlaw bands and the attacks of feudal Lords.

Air Engineering Technician

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