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Civic Honours granted by the London Boroughs

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham crest

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

No Freedoms recorded

London Borough of Barnet crest

London Borough of Barnet

Hendon Borough Council

Freedom to The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) by a Resolution of Hendon Council dated 22nd October 1955.

Friern Barnet Urban District Council

Adoption of HMS FANTOME during Warship Week 28th March 1942.

Borough of Finchley

Adoption of HMS TARTAR 1942 (Adopted unit 1942 - presumably in Warship Week), and by a Resolution of the Council dated 14th August 1963, its successor, HMS TARTAR.*
Adoption of 461 (Middlesex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (Territorial Army) by a Resolution of the Council dated 26th February 1951.

London Borough of Barnet

Honorary Freedom to:

Corps of Royal Engineers by a Resolution of the Council dated 24th July 1982.
The Queen's Regiment (by a Resolution of the Council dated 16th April 1970 as successor in title to Middlesex Regiment).

The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (by a Resolution of the Council dated 23rd February 1998, as successor in title to Queen's Regiment).
The Royal Logistic Corps, Postal and Courier Services by a Resolution of the Council dated 19th April 1994.
Royal Air Force Hendon by a Resolution of the Council dated 29th July 1986.*

Adoptions to:
240 (Hertfordshire) Squadron Royal Corps of Transport (Volunteers) by a Resolution dated 21st October 1979.
B Company 6/7 (Volunteer) Battalion Queen's Regiment by a Resolution dated 1979.*
3 Company 10th (Volunteer) Battalion Parachute Regiment by a Resolution dated 1979.

Other constituent Boroughs: East Barnet Urban District Council

Adoptions to:
HMS MUSKETEER ** 20th December 1941 Barnet Urban District Council HMS CROMER ** 14th March 1942

* Illuminated scrolls displayed in Mayor's Parlour. There hangs also the Royal Air Force Sword presented to Barnet by Royal Air Force Hendon at time of their Freedom, and is displayed a silver Waggon Train from 240 Squadron Royal Corps of Transport given on their Adoption.
** Ship's Plaques in Barnet Museum, Wood Street, Barnet together with commemorative brass plaque presented by East Barnet UDC to HMS CROMER.

London Borough of Bexley crest

London Borough of Bexley

Freedom given to 265 (Kent and County of London Yeomanry) Support Squadron (Sharpshooters)

London Borough of Brent crest

London Borough of Brent

No Freedoms recorded

London Borough of Bromley crest

London Borough of Bromley Royal Air Force Biggin Hill was granted the Freedom of the London Borough of Bromley.

London Borough of Camden crest

London Borough of Camden

No Freedoms recorded

London Borough of Croydon crest

London Borough of Croydon

41 (Princess Louise's of Kensington) Signal Squadron Royal Corps of Signals is based in the Borough of Croydon. It is recorded in the Regimental history as having the ‘Freedom' of that Borough and exercised it as recently as 1993 and 2001.

151 (Greater London) Transport Regiment Royal Logistic Corps (Volunteers) Adopted by the London Borough of Croydon on 11th February 1978 and granted the Freedom of Croydon on 6th April 1993.
44 Column Royal Army Service Corps adopted by the London Borough of Croydon c. 1938.

Freedom given to 2 Company 10th (Volunteer) Battalion The Parachute Regiment and C (Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry) Squadron, The Royal Yeomanry on 24th April 1993.

London Borough of Ealing crest

London Borough of Ealing

Freedon to 562 (Southall) Transport Squadron 151 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps on 16 April 2013.

London Borough of Enfield crest

London Borough of Enfield

No Freedoms recorded

London Borough of Hackney crest

London Borough of Hackney

Freedom to 3 Military Intelligence Battalion (Volunteers) on 29th March 2009.

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham crest

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Headquarters Squadron 31 Signal Regiment (Volunteers) was adopted by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in 1981 and exercised its Freedom on 14th May 1983.
The Royal Yeomanry – Honorary Freedom of the Borough on the 26th January 2011 and exercised its Honorary Freedom on 11th March 2012.

London Borough of Haringey

London Borough of Haringey

Wood Green Borough Council

Freedom to 7th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (The Duke of Cambridge's Own) on 20th September 1945.

Hornsey Borough Council

Freedom to 7th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (The Duke of Cambridge's Own) on 10th May 1948.

London Borough of Harrow crest

London Borough of Harrow

Harrow Urban District

Freedom to 593 (Mixed) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (Mixed) Territorial Army on 15th April 1951.
Freedom to 82 (Mixed) Anti-Aircraft Fire Command Troop, Royal Artillery (Mixed) Territorial Army on 15th April 1951.
Freedom to 11th Parachute Battalion (8th Middlesex) Territorial Army c. 1951.

Borough of Harrow

Freedom to 57 (Middlesex) General Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Army) on 10th December 1954.
Freedom to B Company 1st Battalion, The London Scottish on 17th November 1962.
Freedom to 130 Field Park Squadron, Royal Engineers (Territorial Army) on 17th November 1962.
Freedom to 82 (County of Middlesex) Company WRAC (Territorial Army) on 17th November 1962.

London Borough of Harrow

Freedom to 131 (Independent) Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers (Volunteers) on 8th March 1969.
Freedom to 47 (Middlesex Yeomanry) Signal Squadron (Volunteers) on 8th March 1969.
Freedom to Harrow Detachment 257 (Eastern) General Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps (Volunteers) on 8th March 1969.
Freedom to 131 Independent Squadron, Royal Engineers (Volunteers) on 22nd July 1978.
Freedom to 47 (Middlesex Yeomanry) Signal Squadron, Royal Signals (Volunteers) on 10th March 1983.
Freedom to 131 Independent Commando Squadron, Royal Engineers (Volunteers) on 10th March 1983.
Freedom to 257 (Southern) General Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps on 10th March 1983.
Freedom to Royal Air Force Stanmore Park and Bentley Priory on 10th October 1988.
Freedom to The Church Lad's and Church Girls' Brigade Christ Church Rexeth and Harrow Company on 20th October 1994. Freedom to Royal British Legion (Harrow Branch) on 18th July 1996.

London Borough of Havering crest

London Borough of Havering

Freedom to The Essex Regiment.

London Borough of Hillingdon Crest

London Borough of Hillingdon

Borough of Uxbridge

Freedom to Royal Air Force Uxbridge on 19th March 1960. Uxbridge base closed on 31st March 2010.

London Borough of Hillingdon

Freedom of Entry to Royal Air Force Northolt on 24th February 2000.
Freedom of Entry to 47 (Middlesex Yeomanry) Signal Squadron on 25th January 2007.
The Royal Observer Corps established their Headquarters at Hillindgon House, Royal Air Force Uxbridge on 1st March 1929. On 1st March 1936 it transferred to Royal Air Force Bentley Priory (Harrow).
600 (City of London) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force is based at Royal Air Force Northolt in Hillingdon but was granted ‘Privilege Regiment Status' by the City of London on July 2007. Adoption of 562 Parachute Squadron Royal Corps of Transport (V).

Hayes and Harlington Urban District Council

Adoption of 562 Company Royal Army Service Corps 16th Airborne Division TA on 28th February 1951.

London Borough of Hounslow crest

London Borough of Hounslow

Freedom to 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers on 26th November 2009 on their return from Afghanistan.

Urban District of Chiswick and Brentford

Adoptions on 5th May 1951:

264th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
917th Company, Royal Army Service Corps
21st A A (Mixed) Signal Squadron, Royal Corps of Signals, Territorial Army
44th (Home Counties) Infantry Division Signals Regiment, Royal Corps of Signals, Territorial Army
53rd Squadron, Royal Signals Army Cadet Force

London Borough of Islington crest

London Borough of Islington Freedom to the Honourable Artillery Company in 2009.

London Borough of Lambeth crest

London Borough of Lambeth

No Freedoms recorded

London Borough of Lewisham crest

London Borough of Lewisham

Adopted all Cadet and Reserve Forces contingents based in the borough including 1921 and 1475 Air Training Squadron.

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London Borough of Merton

The London Local Government Act of 1964 put together the three small boroughs of Mitcham, Morden and Wimbledon. Merton has no TA history since 1964 and the three former districts were part of the county of Surrey.

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London Borough of Newham

East Ham bestowed Freedom of that County Borough upon The Essex Regiment although no Essex Regiment Territorial Army unit was ever based there. The Headquarters of 6th Battalion of The Essex Regiment was based at The Cedars, Portway, West Ham, where A, B and C Company were also based, D Company being based at Prittlewell.

The men and women of G Company, 7th Battalion The Rifles, based in Portway, West Ham, were presented with the Freedom of the London Borough of Newham in 2012.

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London Borough of Redbridge

The Borough of Ilford

Freedom to The Essex Regiment on 14th June 1947. On 9th September 1958 this honour and privilege was extended to the 3rd East Anglian Regiment ( 16th 44th Foot) in which the Essex Regiment has been incorporated.

The Borough of Wanstead and Woodford

Freedom to 45th (Essex) Signal Regiment (Volunteers) in 1963.

The London Borough of Redbridge

Freedom to the Royal Anglian Regiment ( 16th 44th Foot Battalion) and upon the 45th (Essex) Signal Regiment Territorial Army (now 36th (Eastern Signal Regiment) (Volunteers)) on 18th May 1965.

London Borough of Richmond crest

London Borough of Richmond

The Royal Millitary School of Music was granted the Freedom and Entry in 2007 and HMS RICHMOND in 2002.

London Borough of Southwark crest

London Borough of Southwark

Honorary Free Citizenship awarded to The Royal Marines Reserve (City of London), The London Regiment, 256 (City Of London) Field Hospital (Volunteers) and Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.

London Borough of Sutton crest

London Borough of Sutton

No Freedoms recorded

London Borough of Tower Hamlets crest

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green

Civic Honours to 114th ( 1st London) Corps Engineer Regiment (Territorial Army) on 27th April 1961.
Adoption of HMS CRANE in 1942.

London Borough of Waltham Forest crest

London Borough of Waltham Forest

Freedom to 68 (ICCY) Signal Squadron in 1998.

London Borough of Wandsworth crest

London Borough of Wandsworth

Metropolitan Borough of Battersea

Freedom to 4th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment in 1964.

London Borough of Wandsworth

Adoption of C Company (City of London) Royal Fusiliers, Fusilier Volunteers in 1967.
Adoption of 83 (London) Signal Squadron, Royal Corps of Signals in 1967.
Adoption of 31 Signal Regiment Light Aid Detachment, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in 1967.
Adoption of
B Company 6th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment in 1967.

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