Ceremonies Archive

  • British Commonwealth Occupation Force Sub Branch RSL (Vic) 2016 CANCELLED by Association

    1 May 2016, 10:00am

    Remembrance of this Unit will now be part of the Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - April

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    On the first Sunday of April 1946, a parade was held at what became known as "ANZAC Park" in Kure, Japan. Detachments from all services of the four nations, Australia, UK, India and New Zealand which comprised the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) in Japan. The ceremony included the formal raising of the flags of each nation and the official declaration of the occupation. On the first Sunday of April each year a service of remembrance is held at the Shrine to mark the contributuion of the BCOF forces.

  • RAN Recruits Pilgrimage - May(1) - Taylor Division

    1 May 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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  • Loyal Orange Institute of Australian 2016

    1 May 2016, 12:00pm

    Change of Date for 2016 only.

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Ron Ledingham (Retd)

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  • 57/60 Battalion Association 2016

    1 May 2016, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary and then at the Memorial Tree C54.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Ron Ledingham (Retd)

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    The 57/60th Battalion (AIF) Association holds a small service each year to commemorate the service and sacrifice of its members.This service is traditionally held on the first Sunday following ANZAC Day. This tradition was born at the Association's first function, the first Sunday after ANZAC Day 1946, following the creation of the organisation in 1945.

  • HMAS Castlemaine with Tecoma Primary School 2016

    6 May 2016, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    The HMAS Castlemaine Association will be joined by Tecoma 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.

  • Odd Bods Association 2016

    8 May 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree A9a.

    Shrine Representatives;
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Ron Ledingham (Retd)

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  • The Battle of Coral Sea Commemoration Service 2016

    8 May 2016, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    This service is attended by the Australian American Association (Vic), the American Ex-Serviceman's Association and the Naval Commemoration Committee.

  • 6th Battalion Association - Krithia Day 2016

    8 May 2016, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Tree B36.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr Peter Whitelaw

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    Aimed at capturing the heights of Achi Baba the Second Battle of Krithia was fought between the 6th to 8th of May 1915 on the Gallipoli peninsula. The Australian 2nd Brigade (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Battalions) were released from ANZAC Cove to reinforce the British and French making the assault from Cape Helles. During the ill-fated battle, 6 Battalion suffered casualties of 15 officers and 222 other ranks. This action is commemorated by the 6th Battalion Association each year on 8th May.

  • 2/3 Australian Pioneer Battalion Association 2016

    12 May 2016, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr Peter Whitelaw

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  • WRAAC Association Including AWAS Service 2016

    15 May 2016, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - May 2016

    15 May 2016, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee Wing Commander David Grierson OAM (Retd)
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Ron Ledingham (Retd)

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    This remembrance service is in memory of the Victorian servicemen and women who served overseas in World War I, either in units of the Australian Military Forces or in ships of the Royal Australian Navy. Their names are recorded forever in the books displayed in the ambulatory of this Shrine of Remembrance. They served in the Middle East, on the Gallipoli peninsula, in France and on the oceans of the world. We also remember all the men and women who were in uniform before 1939. These brave men and women have become part of our history and are known as the 39ers. 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.

  • Carry On Victoria 2016

    19 May 2016, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying Between Trees F48 and F15.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor - Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall

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    Carry On (Victoria) is a philanthropic organization that has provided welfare assistance to the Ex-service community in Victoria since its formation in 1932.

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - May 2016

    20 May 2016, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Ron Ledingham (Retd)

     

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    In the month of May we commemorate the following events:

    3 May 1917: Second Bullecourt
    Australian forces launch a successful attack at Bullecourt, France, as part of the Arras Campaign. Allied casualties for the battle totalled 7,000.

    14 May 1943: Sinking of hospital ship Centaur
    The hospital ship Centaur was sunk off the Queensland coast in one of the most controversial incidents of the war. Clearly marked and lit as a hospital ship with the Red Cross a Japanese submarine nevertheless sank her in May 1943. Only 64 of the 332 souls onboard survived, including just one of 12 nurses and images of the sinking Centaur would become part of Australian propaganda for the rest of the war.

    30 May 1942: The ‘1000 Bomber Raid’
    Numerous RAAF crews of Bomber Command took part in the first of the ‘1000 Bomber’ raids on Nazi Germany. Bomber Command suffered the highest casualty rates of any Allied service during the war, more than 3,500 Australians alone would lose their lives on bomber operations.

    29 May 1945: Second Sandakan Death March
    Australian and British POWs in Japanese hands, already abused and malnourished, are forced to carry Japanese supplies from Sandakan to Ranau. Hundreds die along the way, perishing of disease, starvation and or at the hands of their Japanese guards. The survivors face further abuse at the hands of the Japanese and by the end of the war only six men of the approximately 1000 to take part in the Death marches were alive.
     

  • RAN Recruits Pilgrimage - May(2) 2016 Emms Division

    29 May 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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  • Boer War Commemoration 2016

    29 May 2016, 12:30pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    To pay tribute to all Boer War Veterans that fought in our First War as a Nation 1899-1902. A Commemoration service will commence with a march up to the eternal flame by Boer War Veterans descendants, followed by a band, Creswick Light Horse, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides. All Boer War descendant family members and anyone that has a interest are most welcome.

  • American Ex-Servicemen Association 2016

    Sunday 29 May 2016 2:00 PM

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

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  • Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service 2016

    31 May 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee (Chairman) Air Vice-Marshal Chris Spence AO (Retd)
    Shrine Trustee Colonel John Wertheimer AM RFD

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  • RAASC/RACT Association 2016 - CANCELLED at Association Request

    31 May 2016, 2:00pm

     Wreath Laying at Association's Memorial Between Trees D20 and D71.

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

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    The Australian Army Service Corps (AASC) was formed shortly after Federation in and for the next 72 years would provide the Australian Army with unparalleled service. Awarded the title 'Royal' following the Second World War the RAASC served in all major Australian conflicts - First World War, Second World War, Korea, Malaya and Vietnam. An annual service is held on 31st May each year to mark the years of service provided by the RAACS and its members. This date was chosen to commemorate the disbanding of the Corps on 31st May 1973 and the handing over of its duties to the Royal Australian Corps of Transport (RACT) and Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps (RAAOC).