Services

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

  • Maltese Australian Association (George Cross Award Day) 2019

    14 April 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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    The Australian-Maltese community holds an annual service of remembrance to acknowledge the award of the George Cross to the island of Malta by King George VI in a letter dated 15 April 1942. The award was given to "bear witness to the heroism and devotion of its people" during the tremendous hardships suffered in the early days of the Second World War.

  • Maltese Australian Association (Operation Pedestal) 2019

    11 August 2019, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    Pedestal was a British Operation to carry supplies to the island of Malta via naval convoy (3-15 August 1942), as the strategic island fortress was under Axis siege from 1940 to 1942. Despite being a tactical defeat for the Allies due to major losses, the critical resupply of aviation fuel made the operation an overall strategic victory, by allowing Malta to continue the fight. This service commemorates the Second World War sacrifices of the Maltese people.

  • Maltese Australian Association (George Cross Award Day) 2020

    12 April 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Australian-Maltese community holds an annual service of remembrance in April each year. This time marks the award of the George Cross to the island by King George VI of the United Kingdom in a letter dated 15 April 1942 so as to "bear witness to the heroism and devotion of its people" during the tremendous hardships they suffered in the early days of the Second World War.

  • Maltese Australian Association (Operation Pedestal) 2020

    16 August 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    Operation Pedestal was a Second World War British operation to carry supplies to the island of Malta via naval convoy (3-15 August 1942). This island fortress was a major base for British attacks against German and Italian forces in North Africa, resulting in an Axis siege from 1940 to 1942. Despite being a tactical defeat for the Allies due to major losses, the critical resupply of aviation fuel made the operation an overall strategic victory, by allowing Malta to continue the fight.