Ceremonies Archive

  • Corvette Association/HMAS Armidale with Star of the Sea 2018

    1 December 2018, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    The Corvette and HMAS Armidale Associations will be supported by students and staff of Star of the Sea, as participants in the Shrine's Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation program. This partnership fosters relationships and enables schools to carry on the legacy of their chosen Association. 

  • Australian Intelligence Association (Victoria) 2018

    2 December 2018, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    The Australian Intelligence Corps was formed on 6th December 1907, disbanded in 1914 and then reformed again at the outbreak of the Second World War. Since its reformation the Corps has provided intelligence and counter-intelligence support to the Army. The service of members of the Corps is remembered on this day.

  • 29/46 Battalion Ex-Servicemen's Association 2018

    2 December 2018, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    The 29/46 Battalion Association holds its annual pilgrimage on the first Sunday in December each year. The service is held to commemorate the Battalion's first action on 5 December 1943 on the Huon Peninsula, New Guinea. 

  • Armed Merchant Cruisers & Landing Ship Infantry Association of Victoria 2018

    8 December 2018, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    The AMC/LSI Association of Victoria represent the veterans, descendants and serving members of HMA Ships Westralia, Kanimbla, Manoora and Assault.

    Their annual service is held on the Saturday prior to 15 December, which marks the first major landing operation by an Australian Landing Ship Infantry (HMAS Westralia) during the Second World War in 1943.

  • American Ex-Servicemen's Association 2018

    8 December 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    On 7 December 1941, Japan entered the Second World War by attacking the allied forces in the Pacific. The most infamous and deadly was a powerful air strike on the USA’s Pacific Fleet, peacefully anchored in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor, with the aim of destroying the Fleet and thus the USA’s ability to influence the War in the Pacific region. The other attacks were meant to serve as preludes to full-scale invasion and occupation. The strategy behind the attacks called for roughly simultaneous attacks on Malaya, Thailand, American-held Guam and Wake, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, and Hawaii.

  • Sembawang Association 2018

    9 December 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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  • 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion (2nd AIF) 2018

    9 December 2018, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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

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  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - December 2018

    13 December 2018, 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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    In the month of December we commemorate the current and ongoing service of Australian Troops on peacekeeping and other operations.

    Evacuation from Gallipoli
    In October 1915 the British Government began to consider the need for evacuation. Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay were finally relinquished on 19 December, with Cape Helles following suit on 9 January 1916. The evacuations at Anzac Cove, Suvla Bay and Cape Helles were a triumph of staff planning. By the time of evacuation close to 46,000 allied troops had been killed during the fighting on land from a total of 250,000 casualties. The Turkish forces suffered losses that were possibly even greater.

  • The Shrine Young Ambassador Wreath Laying Service 2018

    15 December 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Chairman of Trustees Air Vice-Marshal Chris Spence AO (Retd)
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

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  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - December 2018

    16 December 2018, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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

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    The Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service honours Victorian servicemen and women from all branches of the Armed Forces. In particular, we remember Victorians who served during the First and Second World Wars, who once would have attended their annual Pilgrimage in this month, but due to the passage of time are no longer able to.

    In World War I, 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.
    In World War II, 297,000 Victorians served overseas. 10,900 made the supreme sacrifice.

    We will remember them.

  • Friends of Gallipoli Inc. 2018

    20 December 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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

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    This service is being held to commemorate the beginning of peace at Gallipoli when the guns fell silent at the ANZAC sector in the early hours of the 20th of December, 1915.