Ceremonies Archive

  • Corvette Association/HMAS Armidale with Star of the Sea 2017

    1 December 2017, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    The Corvette Association/HMAS Armidale will be joined by Star of the Sea School for the commemorative service, as part of the Shrine's 'Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation' program.

  • The Shrine Young Ambassador Wreath Laying Service 2017

    2 December 2017, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Chairman of Trustees Air Vice Marshal Chris Spence AO (Retd)
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

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  • Australian Intelligence Association (Victoria) 2017

    3 December 2017, 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, disbanded in 1914 and then 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.

  • 29/46 Battalion Ex-Servicemen's Association 2017

    3 December 2017, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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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.

  • 2/25th and 2/31st Battalion Associations 2017

    CANCELLED

    Please note that this service has been cancelled, and has been incorporated into the Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service for December.

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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.

  • AMC/LSI (HMAS Westralia, Kanimbla, Manoora & Assault) 2017

    9 December 2017, 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.

  • American Ex-Servicemen's Association 2017

    10 December 2017, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    On 7 December 1941, Japan entered the Second World War 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, with the aim of destroying 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.

  • Sembawang Association 2017

    10 December 2017, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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  • 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion (2nd AIF) 2017

    10 December 2017, 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 2017

    14 December 2017, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall

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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 Gallipoli
    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 2017

    17 December 2017, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
    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

  • Friends of Gallipoli Inc. 2017

    20 December 2017, 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.