Ceremonies Archive

  • 2/12 Australian Field Regiment Association 2016

    CANCELLED

    Please note that this service has been Cancelled and has been incorporated in the Sunday Monthly Remembrance service for October

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    Early October was chosen for its signifcance to the members of the Regiment:

    In October 1940, the Regiment was converted from a Medium to a Field Regiment
    In October 1941, we had just completed Tobruk siege campaign
    In October 1942, we participated in the famous Battle of El Alamein
    In October 1943, the Battle for Finschhafen (New Guinea) was won and we were attacking Sattelberg
    In October 1945, the Borneo campaign had finished and we were preparing to return to Australia.

  • 2/2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 2016

    8 October 2016, 1:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D10.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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  • RAEME Association with Alkira Secondary College 2016 (2)

    10 October 2016, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D32.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr Peter Whitelaw
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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  • 2/14 Field Regiment with Christ Church Grammar 2016

    14 October 2016, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid.

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    The 2/14 Field Regiment Association will be joined by Christ Church Grammar for the commemorative service. This is part of the Shrine's ongoing 'Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation' program, interested schools can contact the Shrine for further information. The 2/14th Field Regiment was raised in October 1940 and headquartered at Victoria Barracks, Victoria. An annual pilgrimage is held by survivors of the unit and their families each October to mark the founding of the unit and commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who served in the Regiment.

  • RAN Recruits Pilgrimage - Taylor Division - October 2016

    16 October 2016, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM

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  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - October 2016

    16 October 2016, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee Colonel Michelle Campbell
    Shrine Trustee Tracey Curro
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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    This service is in memory of the Victorian service men and women who served overseas or in Australia in all wars, in ships or units of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army or the Royal Australian Air Force.

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  • Totally & Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen and Womens Association of Victoria 2016

    19 October 2016, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Visitor Centre.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - October 2016

    20 October 2016, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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    October contains several significant dates relating to Australian involvement in the First World War, the Second World War and the Korean War. These include:

    31 October 1917: Battle of Beersheba
    Beersheba is known as ‘the last successful cavalry charge’ and saw the Australian Light Horse, desperate for water, launch an apparently suicidal charge on entrenched Turkish. Courage, fortune and no little skill enabled the Australians to capture the town and it’s well intact with only minor casualties.

    1 October 1918: Capture of Damascus
    The Australian Light Horse captures Damascus, Syria in the final act of a months long campaign to defeat the Turkish and German forces in the Middle East.

    23 October 1942: Battle of El Alamein
    The Battle of El Alamein in the Western Desert is considered one of the turning points of the Second World War. All three Australian forces were involved in this action, RAN ships escorted supplies and troops for the attack from across the Empire to Egypt whilst RAAF aircraft were involved in ground attacks, anti-shipping strikes and provided fighter cover for the Allied advance. In the Army 9th Division, famed for its defence of Tobruk in 1941, was one of the best performed Allied units of the campaign, taking several key positions during the battle and inflicting heavy casualties on Afrika Korps forces.

    3-8 October 1951: Battles of Maryang San & Kowang San
    Australian infantry makes a successful attack on Chinese positions in Korea, taking and holding two crucial hills in the face of fierce opposition.
     

  • HMAS Lismore 2016

    21 October 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree F1b.

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

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    The HMAS Lismore Association will be joined by Berwick Primary School for the commemorative service. This is part of the Shrine's ongoing 'Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation' program, interested schools can contact the Shrine for further information.

    HMAS Lismore was a Bathurst class minesweeper that saw service during the Second World War. In October 2007 a plaque dedicated to HMAS Lismore was unveiled at the Shrine of Remembrance, since then an annual pilgrimage has been held to remember those who served on her.

    The RAN History website has more information on the HMAS Lismore: http://www.navy.gov.au/HMAS_Lismore

  • 2/24 Australian Infantry Battalion 2016

    23 October 2016, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Trustee Wing Commander David Grierson OAM (Retd)

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    Each year the Association commemorates the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October- 5 November 1942) with a service at the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • 2/4th Field Regiment Association 2016

    23 October 2016, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree E31.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    Raised in 1940, with many of its men and officers drawn from the 4th Australian Field Artillery Brigade based in St. Kilda, Melbourne, the 2/4th Field Regiment would go on to fight in North Africa and the Pacific.

  • 9th Division Council with Scotch College 2016

    28 October 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Trustee Wing Commander David Grierson OAM (Retd)

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    The 9th Division fought in four major campaigns during the Second World War - the Siege of Tobruk in 1941, the El Alamein battles in 1942, the Huon Peninsula operations in New Guinea in 1943, and the landings in British North Borneo in 1945.

    Each year on 23rd October a service is held to mark the beginning of the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October - 5 November 1942), a battle which marked the beginning of the end for Axis forces in North Africa.

    The 9th Australian Division Council will be joined by Scotch College for the commemorative service. This is part of the Shrine's ongoing 'Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation' program, interested schools can contact the Shrine for further information.

  • Returned & Services League of Australia, HELLENIC Sub-Branch Inc. 2016

    28 October 2016, 1:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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