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  • Ceremony: Melbourne University Regiment Wreath Laying and Graduation Parade 2021

    Sunday 3 October 2021, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying & Remembrance Parade on the Forecourt

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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: 2/2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 2021

    Saturday 9 October 2021, 01:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D10

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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: Totally & Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen & Women's Association 2021

    Wednesday 13 October 2021, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Western Visitor's Centre

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    TBA

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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.

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - October 2021

    Thursday 14 October 2021, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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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.

  • Ceremony: 2/14 Field Regiment with Christ Church Grammar 2021

    Sunday 17 October 2021, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    The 2/14 Field Regiment was raised on 17 October 1940, initially headquartered at Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, and later moved to Puckapunyal. They were stationed in New Guinea in 1944, providing necessary artillery support for the infantry and training; then moved to New Britain in January 1945 to relieve American troops and continue a limited offensive against the Japanese. At the end of the war the regiment moved to Rabaul as a garrison force, where it was gradually stood down due to demobilisation, until they returned to Australia in 1946 to be disbanded.

    The 2/14 Field Regiment will be supported by students and staff of Christ Church Grammar, 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.

  • Ceremony: 2/4th Field Regiment Association 2021

    Sunday 17 October 2021, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    Raised in 1940, with many of its men and officers drawn from the 4th Australian Field Artillery Brigade based in St. Kilda, Melbourne, the 2/4th Field Regiment would go on to fight in North Africa and the Pacific.