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  • Ceremony: Melbourne University Regiment Wreath Laying and Graduation Parade 2019

    Sunday 6 October 2019, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying & Graduation Parade on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
     

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    The Regiment serves as an officer training unit in the Australian Army Reserve, with lineage dating back to 1884 as D Company 4th Battalion of the Victorian Rifles, when it was known as the University Company. General Sir John Monash was a Colour Sergeant of this unit before taking a commission in the colonial and later Commonwealth militia. As a training establishment they have never deployed as a fighting force, however MUR graduates have served in every major commitment of Australia's armed forces since Federation.

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - October 2019

    Sunday 6 October 2019, 01:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee Graeme Plumridge
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More

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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.

  • Ceremony: Totally & Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen & Women's Association of Victoria 2019

    Wednesday 9 October 2019, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Visitor's Centre

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo 
     

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    The Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen and Women's Association of Victoria was formed in 1926, providing welfare, advocacy, benefits and concessions to members of the veteran community.

  • Talks & Events: Friends Breakfast

    Friday 11 October 2019

    Friends of the Shrine are invited to join us for the second Friends social for 2019; a very special breakfast. Enjoy a delicious Middle Eastern styled grazing breakfast prepared by Free to Feed and exclusive access to our Changed forever exhibition while catching up with other Friends. Free to Feed are a not for profit social enterprise catering company who employ refugees, people seeking asylum and new migrants.

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    Shrine Visitor Centre, Friday 11 October, 8.30am – 10am.
    Free for Friends of the Shrine, $30 for guests of Friends of the Shrine.

    Bookings are essential by 5pm Sunday 29 September. Late bookings will not be accepted.

    Support the Shrine by becoming a Friend today and access exclusive benefits such as invitations to our biannual Friends events, exhibition launches and attend public programs for free.

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  • Ceremony: 2/2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 2019

    Saturday 12 October 2019, 01:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D10

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid 
     

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    The Regiment served in the Middle East, Papua New Guinea and the Dutch East Indies during the Second World War, providing heavy artillery support in defence of Australian held airspace.

  • Ceremony: RAN Recruits October 2019

    Sunday 13 October 2019, 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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