Ceremonies Archive

  • 2/29 Battalion AIF Association 2018

    14 January 2018, 10:00am

     Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD

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    Remembrance for those who lost their lives at Muar Malay and Singapore and in the following years. The date commemorates when the Battalion first went into action at Muar Malaya: 600 men came up against the Japanese Imperial Guards Division and held them up for 3 days. Later another 3 days at Bakri and Parit Sulong cost over 400 killed and missing. Destroyed 9 tanks with help from 2/4 A.T.

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - January 2018

    18 January 2018, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw

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    In the month of January, we commemorate the events as follows:

    9 January 1917: Light Horse captures Rafa
    The Allies, led by the ANZAC Mounted Division, take the Turkish outpost of Rafa on the Egypt-Palestine border. Together with the earlier capture of Magdhaba this action provides the Allies a secure base for their advance into Palestine.

    3-5 January 1941: Battle of Bardia
    The attack and capture of the Italian held city of Bardia, Libya marked the beginning of Australia's first major ground campaign of the Second World War.

    9 January 1966: Operation Crimp, Vietnam
    1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment is involved in heavy fighting in Viet Cong tunnels during Operation Crimp.

  • 2/22 Battalion Lark Force Association 2018

    21 January 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD

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    The 2/22nd Infantry Battalion, part of the 23rd Brigade of the 8th Division, was raised on 1 July 1940, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Howard Carr. The battalion was initially headquartered at Victoria Barracks in Melbourne but on 11 July moved to Trawool in central Victoria for training. On 24 September the 2/22nd began to move to Bonegilla, near Wodonga on the New South Wales–Victoria border. The battalion made the 235 km journey on foot and arrived on 4 October. Training soon resumed, occupying the battalion until it entrained for Sydney, ultimately bound for New Britain on 17 April 1941.

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - January 2018

    21 January 2018, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee TBA
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall

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    The Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service honours Victorian servicemen and women from all branches of the Armed Forces. This service focuses on the Victorians who served during the First and Second World Wars.

    In the First World War, 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.
    In the Second World War, 297,000 Victorians served overseas. 10,900 made the supreme sacrifice.

    We will remember them

  • ADF Australia Day 21 Gun Salute 2018

    26 January 2018, 12:00pm

    Artillery Salute on the Forecourt

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    Australia Day has evolved from a small commemorative New South Wales holiday into a major national celebration. Australia Day is the most inclusive celebration of a national day in Australia, expressing the national diversity which has become such an important part of the Australian national character. Australia Day celebrates diversity and tolerance in Australian society. It is commemorated on this day each year with a 21-gun salute fired from the Shrine's Lower Forecourt by the Royal Australian Artillery. The Salute occurs on Australia Day each year.

    Note: The salute is extremely loud and it is recommended visitors with small children or pets maintain an appropriate distance from the guns.

  • Order of Australia Association 2018

    26 January 2018, 5:00pm

    Flag Lowering Service on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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  • Australia Day Council 2018

    28 January 2018, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall 

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    This service is held on the Sunday closest to Australia Day. 

  • Australian Defence Force Academy Service 2018

    29 January 2018, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM

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