Ceremonies Archive

  • Corvette Association/HMAS Armidale with Star of the Sea 2016

    1 December 2016, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

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

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    The Corvette Association/HMAS Armidale will be joined by Star of the Sea 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.

  • 2/25th and 2/31st Battalion Association 2016

    3 December 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw

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    A short service of remembrance is held annually on the first Monday in December by the combined 2/25th and 2/31st Battalion Associations. Both Battalions served in North Africa and the Pacific theatre as part of the 7th Division, winning battle honours for such far-flung sites as Syria, Kokoda and Borneo.

    This date was chosen to mark the anniversary of the cessation of combat duties on the Kokoda Trail for the two Battalions in December 1942.

  • Australian Intelligence Association (Victoria) 2016

    4 December 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    The Australian Intelligence Corps was formed on 6th December 1907, it was disbanded in 1914 and reformed again at the outbreak of the Second World War. Since its reformation the Corps has provided intelligence and counter-intelligence support to the Army, the service of members of the Corps is remembered on this day.

  • American Ex-Servicemen's Association 2016

    4 December 2016, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    PEARL HARBOUR - 7 December 1941 Japan entered WW2 by attacking the allied forces in the Pacific. The most infamous and deadly was a powerful air strike on the USA’s Pacific Fleet, peacefully anchored in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the aim was to destroy the Fleet and thus the USA’s ability to influence the War in the Pacific region, the other attacks were meant to serve as preludes to full-scale invasion and occupation. The strategy behind the attacks called for roughly simultaneous attacks on Malaya, Thailand, American-held Guam and Wake, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, and Hawaii.

     

  • 29/46 Battalion Ex-Servicemen's Association 2016

    4 December 2016, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    The 29/46 Battalion Association holds its annual pilgrimage on the first Sunday in December each year. The service is held to commemorate the Battalion's first action on 5th December 1943 on the Huon Peninsula, New Guinea.

  • AMC / LSI (HMAS Westralia, Kanimbla, Manoora & Assault) 2016

    10 December 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    Each year the AMC/LSI Association of Victoria hold a service on the closest Saturday before 15 December to honour and remember the men and women who served with HMAS WESTRALIA, KANIMBLA, MANOORA and ASSAULT. The 15 December marks the first major landing operation by an Australian Landing Ship Infantry (LSI) during WWII. As a unit of the United States 7th Fleet at Arawe, New Britain, it was HMAS WESTRALIA which took part in that historic operation carried out on 15 December 1943. Subsequent to the Arawe landing, HMAS WESTRALIA, KANIMBLA, MANOORA and ASSAULT all took part in several major landing operations culminating in the Allies celebrating VP Day on 15 August 1945.
  • Sembawang Association 2016

    11 December 2016, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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  • 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion (2nd AIF) 2016

    11 December 2016, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

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

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  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - December 2016

    15 December 2016, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    In the month of December we commemorate the current and ongoing service of Australian Troops on peacekeeping and other operations.

    Evacuation from ANZAC. In October 1915 the British Government began to consider the need for evacuation. Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay were finally relinquished on 19 December, with Cape Helles following suit on 9 January 1916. The evacuations at Anzac Cove, Suvla Bay and Cape Helles were a triumph of staff planning. By the time of evacuation close to 46,000 allied troops had been killed during the fighting on land from a total of 250,000 casualties. The Turkish forces suffered losses that were possibly even greater.

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - December 2016

    18 December 2016, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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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.

    The names of those who enlisted in Victoria and served overseas during the First World War are recorded in the books displayed in the ambulatory of this Shrine of Remembrance. They served in the Middle East, on the Gallipoli Peninsula, in France, in German New Guinea and on the oceans of the world. 89,000 Victorians served overseas and 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.

    In the Second World War, 297,000 Victorians served overseas and 10,900 died. They served in many locations in the European, Middle Eastern and Pacific theatres.

    In later conflicts, Australians served in a wide variety of theatres, both as combatants and as peacekeepers, as the need arose. Many Australian men are women are currently serving overseas.

  • Friends of Gallipoli Inc 2016

    20 December 2016, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    This service is being held to commemorate the beginning of peace at Gallipoli when the guns fell silent at the ANZAC sector in the early hour of the 20th of December, 1915.