Services

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the commemorative services held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • Darwin Defenders Commemoration 2018

    19 February 2018, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt and Memorial Tree D57

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

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    The attack on Darwin on 19th February 1942 by the Japanese was the first attack ever made by an enemy on Australian soil. The devastating attack by 242 Japanese aircraft sank 8 and damaged 15 of the 45 ships in the harbour. 23 aircraft were destroyed and an estimated 900 people killed with many hundreds injured.

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  • 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train 1915-1917

    24 February 2018, 10:00am

    Plaque Dedication and Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B68

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall

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  • 46th Battalion Relatives and Friends Association 2018

    25 February 2018, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B98

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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  • 8RAR (VIC) Association, Long Hai Commemoration 2018

    25 February 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at the Post-45 Memorial

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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    Between 10 February and 9 March 1970, 8 Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR) conducted Operation Hammersley, a reconnaissance operation in the Long Hai area during the Vietnam War. It was during this operation that 8RAR sustained the most fatal casualties of their service in Vietnam, mainly from mine fields.

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - February 2018

    25 February 2018, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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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

  • HMAS Perth National Association, Victorian Branch 2018

    1 March 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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

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