Services

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

  • Laying Up the Old Guidon of the 4th Light Horse Regiment

    11 November 2017, 3:00pm

    Ceremony on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Chairman of Trustees Air Vice-Marshal Chris Spence AO (Retd)
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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  • Gurkha/Nepalese Wreath Laying Service 2017

    12 November 2017, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree G57

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD

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    Each year on the closest Sunday to Remembrance Day the service and sacrifice of the Gurkha regiments is honoured at their memorial plaque. This plaque was dedicated on Remembrance Day 2007 and is located near the Legacy Garden in the Shrine Reserve, please ask staff for directions if necessary.

  • 4th Anti-Tank Association 2017

    12 November 2017, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D34

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    Raised in Victoria in 1940, the 4th Anti-Tank Regiment saw service on the Malayan peninsula where much of the unit was captured in the fall of Singapore. One battery, still serving in Australia at this time, would go on to aid in the defence of Darwin and northern Australia.

  • 2/8th Battalion Infantry Association with Macarthur Street Primary School 2017

    13 November 2017, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C58

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    The 2/8th Australian Infantry Battalion Association will be joined by Macarthur St 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.

    Raised in Melbourne at the outset of the Second World War the 2/8th first saw action in North Africa as part of the 6th Division before participating in the disastrous Greek and Cretan campaigns. Withdrawn from the Middle-East in 1942 the Battalion returned to Australia for jungle warfare training before being seeing action against the Japanese in New Guinea in 1944-45.

    The Battalion commemorates the service of its members on the second Sunday in November each year. The Battalion suffered 94 killed and 272 wounded during the war.

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - November 2017

    16 November 2017, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw

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    Today we commemorate the following military occasions that occurred in November:

    2 November 1942: Kokoda Airstrip Re-occupied
    Australian troops forced their Japanese opponents out of Kokoda in early November 1942. The capture of Kokoda and its airfield made subsequent operations significantly easier due to its shortened lines of supply.

    12 November 1943: Final Japanese Air Raid on Australia
    This day saw a small Japanese force bomb Darwin. This raid, the 64th on the city, was the final aerial bombardment of Australia during the Second World War.

    5 November 1950: Battle of Pakchon, Korea
    The 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, part of the 27th Commonwealth Brigade, successfully assaulted and held crucial hill features overlooking Pakchon in the face of heavy North Korean and Chinese resistance. 3RAR were supported by British troops, New Zealand artillery and American amour in their actions on 5 November 1950.

  • RAE Association 2017

    18 November 2017, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying near Memorial Tree D72

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Trustee Colonel John Wertheimer AM RFD

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