Ceremonies Archive

  • Merchant Navy Day Plaque Dedication and Wreath Laying 2016

    3 September 2016, 1:30pm

    Plaque Dedication and Wreath Laying at Tree F35.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    The Merchant Navy is frequently referred to as The Fourth Service because without this civilian service no country can hope to win a war. This is the service that transports the troops, their equipment and vehicles, their water food, fuel and ammunition to where it is needed. This vital service helps win wars. The almost total loss of the Japanese merchant ships to submarines, mines and bombs substantially helped the Allies in their desperate struggle.

  • Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) Association 2016

    4 September 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree E56

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    Association Requests Nil Assistance

     

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    4 Sep - SASR Regimental Birthday.
    In 1964, the SAS Coy was expanded to a regiment. Each year the birthday is celebrated on 4 Sep. SASR is tasked to provide special operations capabilities in support of the Australian Defence Force. This includes providing unique capabilities to support sensitive strategic operations, special recovery operations, training assistance, special reconnaissance and precision strike and direct action.

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  • Battle for Australia 2016

    7 September 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt - all school students welcome.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    A commemoration to honour the courage, sacrifice and service of Australians and their Allies who repulsed Japanese attacks on Australia, on the Kokoda Track, at Milne Bay, on the Coral Sea, and in other fiercely fought actions during the perilous days of the Pacific War.

  • Annual Shrine Family Wreath Laying 2016

    11 September 2016, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    All Trustees, Life Governors, Governors, Staff and Volunteers welcome.

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    This remembrance service is in memory of members of the extended 'Shrine family' who have passed on. The 'Shrine family' incorporates all those involved at the Shrine including Trustees, Life Governors, Young Ambassadors, Custodians, Volunteers, Shrine Guard and staff.

  • Battle of Bita Paka (Rabaul 1914) 2016

    11 September 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    In September 1914, while the Australian Imperial Force was still being formed, the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force under Colonel William Holmes captured Rabaul. Within three months, Holmes’ forces had garrisoned the remainder of Germany’s Pacific possessions south of the Equator, stretching from northeast mainland New Guinea to the Admiralty Islands, New Ireland, Bougainville, and Nauru.

  • Submarines Association of Australia 2016

    11 September 2016, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree F64.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    This service is to commemorate the loss of AE1 and the involvement of AE2 at the Dardanelles during the First World War.

  • 2/33rd Battalion Association 2016

    11 September 2016, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

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

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    Formed in the UK in June 1940 the 2/33rd would see action in North Africa and the Pacific. The 2/33rd's most prominent actions would occur on the Kokoda Trail, particularly the withdrawal to Imita Ridge, the final Australian retreat on the Trail.

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  • Russian ANZACs 2016

    11 September 2016, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B92.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    This service is held annually to honour those Australian-Russians who served in the First World War. More than 1,000 men born in Russia or born to Russian parents in Australia joined the AIF during the war. More than 300 would die and many more would be wounded. This service also honours the service and sacrifice of Russian soldiers during the Great War.

  • RSL and Services Clubs Association Wreath Laying 2016

    13 September 2016, 4:45pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

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

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  • Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans' Association 2016

    14 September 2016, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - September 2016

    15 September 2016, 11:30am

    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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    In September, we commemorate the following important dates

    14 September 1914: Loss of HMA Submarine AE1
    The AE1 was lost without trace off the coast of German New Guinea in the early days of the Great War.

    Sept 1941: The Siege of Tobruk, Libya
    A combined Australian/British force, which became known as the “Rats of Tobruk”, spent more than 6 months holding off the forces of the Afrika Korps, preventing them from advancing into Egypt and capturing the vital Suez Canal. They were relieved by fresh British and Polish forces in September 1941. 559 identified Australians are buried in the war cemetery at Tobruk.

    21 September 1971: Battle of Nui Le
    The last major battle fought by ANZAC troops in Vietnam saw 5 Australians killed and 24 wounded. Australian forces would withdraw from Vietnam in early December having won their battles but lost the war.

  • RAN Recruits Pilgrimage - Shipp Division - September 2016

    18 September 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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  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - September 2016

    18 September 2016, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee Ms. Susan Blake
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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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.

  • The Royal Air Forces Association (Battle of Britain) 2016

    18 September 2016, 2:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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  • Australian Commando Association 2016

    24 September 2016, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D49a.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

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     Australian Commando Association (Victoria) holds an annual pilgrimage at the Shrine of Remembrance each year on the last Sunday of September. This date marks the establishment of the Commando cairn at Tidal River, birthplace of the Australian Commandos. The cairn was established in 1964 and dedicated in November of that year by the Lieutenant Governor of Victoria – Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring. The restored cairn was re-dedicated in November 2007 by Victorian Premier and Minister for Veterans' Affairs John Brumby.

    Victorian Commando veterans and their families unable to attend the cairn at Tidal River mark their special occasions at their memorial tree on the Shrine Reserve.

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  • 2/14 Battalion Association 2016

    25 September 2016, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    The 2/14 Battalion Association commemorates the service of its members each September during a ceremony held at the Shrine. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

  • Polygon Wood Service (Friends of the 15th Brigade) 2016

    26 September 2016, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B58.

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

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