Ceremonies Archive

  • Reserve Forces Day 2020

    5 July 2020, 10:00am

     Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative

    TBA

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     Reserve Forces Day is the National recognition of the former and serving Navy, Army and Air Force Reserve personnel, numbering over 1.25 million people. It occurs on the anniversary of the reforming of Citizen Military Forces after the Second World War in 1948.

  • Far East Strategic Reserve 2020

    6 July 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The British Commonwealth Far East Strategic Reserve (commonly referred to as the Far East Strategic Reserve or the FESR) was a military force created from units of the British, Australian and New Zealand Armed Forces. Created in the 1950s and based in Malaya, the FESR was conceived as a forward defence point for Australia and New Zealand, providing stability against communist regimes growing in the Southeast Asia region. The FESR Navy Association aims to promote recognition of the service of the men of the FESR's RAN component. 

  • 5 Airfield Construction Squadron 2020

    12 July 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The urgent need for an organisation capable of producing airfields in forward positions at short notice while under threat of air attack led to the creation of No 5 Airfield Construction Squadron. The squadron was initially tasked with constructing an airfield at Wards Field, five miles from Port Moresby, in July 1942, which it did in the face of extraordinary difficulties. 

  • Association des Anciens Combattants Francais de Victoria - Bastille Day 2020

    14 July 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Association des Anciens Combattants Francais de Victoria holds a commemorative service to honour the services of French and Australian soldiers each year on Bastille Day (14 July), the French National Day.

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - July 2020

    16 July 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    TBA

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    The Shrine Monthly Memorial Service commemorates notable moments, battles and operations from Australia's military history. The wreath laid at this service honours events that have taken place in this month.

  • RAN Recruits July 2020

    19 July 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Jan Gallagher

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  • Battle of Fromelles 2020

    19 July 2020, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying at the Cobbers Memorial

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    This annual pilgrimage by the Friends of the 15th Brigade commemorates the Battle at Fromelles, fought 19 July, 1916. This was the first major action involving Australian troops on the Western Front. It proved disastrous, with nearly 2,000 Australians killed in attacks on strong German positions.

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - July 2020

    26 July 2020, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    TBA

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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.

  • Korean Veterans Association 2020

    27 July 2020, 1:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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