Ceremonies Archive

  • Bomber Command Commemorative Association (Vic) Inc. 2016

    5 June 2016, 12:00pm

    Ceremony and Wreath Laying in the Ground Floor Auditorium.

    Shrine Representative: Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

    Read More

    For more information on the Bomber Command Commemorative Association please go to their website: www.bombercommand.org.au.

  • Centenary of the RSL

    Sunday 05 June 2016 4:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Trustee Major General David McLachlan AO (Retd)

    Read More
  • Normandy Veterans Association with Glen Waverly Secondary College 2016

    6 June 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

    Read More

    Held annually on 6th June this service commemorates the Allied landings in Normandy, France on 6 June 1944, better known as 'D-Day'. The largest amphibious landing in history, almost 200,000 men were involved in the invasion on the first day alone and it is now considered to mark the true beginning of the liberation of Europe. The service also pays respects to those men who would fight in Normandy over the coming weeks as the Allies fought to break out of the beach head and push the Germans back.

  • Queen's Birthday 21 Gun Salute

    11 June 2016, 12:00pm

    21 Gun Salute on the Forecourt.

    Read More
  • 8th AIF Battalion- City of Ballarat Regiment Association, Plaque Dedication

    11 June 2016, 12:00pm

    Plaque Dedication and Wreath Laying at Tree B94

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

    Read More
  • Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) Association 2016

    12 June 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree E 56

    Shrine Representative:
    Association requests Nil Assitance

     

    Read More

    12 Jun - Blackhawk Accident:
    On 12 June 1996 two s-70-a9 Blackhawk helicopters from the 5th Aviation Regiment carrying SASR troopers collided during a live-fire counter-terrorism/special-recovery operation exercise at fire support base Barbara in the High Range Training Area at Townsville, Queensland. Fifteen members of the SASR and three from the 5th Aviation Regiment lost their lives in the accident.

    Visit Full Details Page
  • 'N' Class Destroyers 2016

    12 June 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall

    Read More
  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - June 2016

    16 June 2016, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

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

    Read More

    In June we mark two of the most pivotal battles of the Second World War – D-Day and the Battle of Midway – whilst also remembering the beginning of the ‘Forgotten War’ – Korea 1950-3.

    28 June 1919: Treaty of Versailles
    More than seven months after the Armistice came into effect the Great War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

    6 June 1944: ‘D-Day’
    The Allied invasion of France on June 6 1944 was the largest single amphibious operation in the history of mankind. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen would be involved in the fighting on this day alone. Australian forces were largely involved in the Pacific theatre by this time but RAAF forces attached to the RAF played crucial roles in pre-landing bombings and in providing fighter cover for the landing forces.

    25 June 1950: Outbreak of the Korean War
    The ‘Forgotten War’ breaks out when North Korean forces launch a surprise attack on South Korean and US forces. In the three years of fighting to follow 17,000 Australians in the Army, Navy and Air Force would serve with the United Nations forces defending South Korea, 340 would lose their lives and thousands more would serve in peacekeeping forces as late as 1957.

    May - Jun 1968: Battle of Coral-Balmoral
    Forty Years ago Australian soldiers fought their largest, most sustained and arguably most hazardous battles of the Vietnam War. Units of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) confronted regimental-sized formations of the North Vietnamese regular army in fierce actions around Fire Support Patrol Bases (FSPB) Coral and Balmoral in what was then known as Bien Hoa province.

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - June 2016

    19 June 2016, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall
    Shrine Trustee Ms Susan Blake

    Read More

    This remembrance service is in memory of the Victorian service men 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. 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.

  • 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Association 2016

    19 June 2016, 2:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

    Read More

    The Annual Shrine Pilgrimage of the 2/2 Pioneer Battalion occurs on the Sunday closest to the actual date, 17/06/1941, when the Battalion went into action at Fort Merdjayoun during the Syrian Campaign. Members of the Battalion, family and friends gather on the forecourt near the Eternal Flame at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Victoria at 1:45pm before marching up the stairs into the Shrine for the Remembrance ceremony at 2:00pm. This includes reading out the names of those soldiers who have passed away since the last Pilgrimage and a Battalion soldier's background prepared by a family member. Also, the bugle calls The Last Post and Reveille are sounded. The 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Flag is flown on one of the flag poles across from the Eternal Flame during the Pilgrimage. Afterwards, a light afternoon tea is enjoyed by all and tours are led out to the Battalion Tree on the west slope of the Shrine.

  • RAN Recruits Pilgrimage - Shipp Division - June 2016

    26 June 2016, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

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

    Read More
  • HMAS Waterhen 2016

    30 June 2016, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

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

    Read More