THE Tamworth CBD was brought to a historic standstill on Saturday as the world prepared to commemorate 100 years since the end of The Great War.
The 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers were granted Freedom of Entry to the City which saw soldiers march down Peel Street with rifles and swords drawn.
The march culminated in Bicentennial Park where there was a large commemoration preceding Remembrance Day.
Many regional cities marked the armistice centenary granting regiments CBD marches.
The Freedom of Entry to the City is one of the highest civic honours which can be bestowed on a military unit.
The tradition harks back to medieval Britain and Europe where fortress walls surrounded many cities.
Armed forces were usually, and understandably, refused entry unless the residents of the cities could be certain arms would not be used against them.
The 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers regiment holds Freedom of the City in Tamworth, Armidale, Gunnedah, Muswellbrook, Merriwa and Scone.