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Freedom of Entry to the City of Shoalhaven temporary road closures

As part of HMAS Albatross’ 65th anniversary celebrations, HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell will exercise their right to the Freedom of Entry to the City of Shoalhaven on Saturday 31 August 2013.

This right was first granted to these naval ‘ships’ on 24 November 1979.

Approximately 1,100 naval officers, cadets and band members will march through Nowra as part of the Freedom of Entry march.

The celebratory march will commence at the Nowra Showground at 9:50am, and will proceed down Junction Street. The formal challenge will occur in Junction Street, adjacent to Rauch Park at approximately 10am.

The march will then continue on Junction Street, turn left into Berry Street and then left into North Street before proceeding to the showground entry on Scenic Drive.

To ensure the safety of the public, and the naval personnel in the march, rolling road closures will occur along the route.

Motorists should expect delays and detours to be in place from 9.30am to 11am on Saturday, 31 August 2013.

HMAS Albatross was commissioned on 31 August 1948 and more than 40,000 Commonwealth service men and women have served there since.

The Naval communities at HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell form an integral and valuable part of the Shoalhaven community.

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