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  • Ceremony: Remembrance Day 2019

    Monday 11 November 2019, 10:15am

    Shrine Representatives:
    All available Trustees, Life Governors and Governors

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  • Ceremony: Association Des Anciens Combattants Francais de Victoria 2019

    Monday 11 November 2019, 11:20am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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

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    The Association, which has branches all over the world, commemorates the service and sacrifice of French soldiers on Remembrance Day each year. On this day the Association also remembers those Australians who gave their lives on French soil in the First World War and for French freedom in the Second World War.

    The Association Des Anciens Combattants Francais de Victoria will be joined by Camberwell Primary School for the commemorative service, as part of the Shrine's 'Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation' program.

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - November 2019

    Thursday 14 November 2019, 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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    Today we commemorate the following military occasions that occurred in November:

    2 November 1942: Kokoda Airstrip Re-occupied
    Australian troops forced their Japanese opponents out of Kokoda in early November 1942. The capture of Kokoda and its airfield made subsequent operations significantly easier due its shortened lines of supply. 

    12 November 1943: Final Japanese Air Raid on Australia
    This day saw a small Japanese force bomb Darwin. This raid, the 64th on the city, was the final aerial bombardment of Australia during the Second World War. 

    5 November 1950: Battle of Pakchon, Korea
    The 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, part of the 27th Commonwealth Brigade, successfully assaulted and held crucial hill features overlooking Pakchon in the face of heavy North Korean and Chinese resistance. 3RAR were supported by British troops, New Zealand artillery and American armour in their actions on 5 November 1950. 

  • Ceremony: RAE Association 2019

    Saturday 16 November 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D70

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Royal Australian Engineers Association (Vic) is an association of serving and retired army engineers, known as  Sappers. The Association works to benefit the Sapper community with its primary focus being on the family of serving and retired Sappers in Victoria.

  • Ceremony: Gurkha/Nepalese Wreath Laying Service 2019

    Sunday 17 November 2019, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree G55

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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    Gurkhas are elite light-infantry soldiers from Nepal who have served in the British Army for over 200 years with a reputation for being fiercely courageous warriors. They have stood beside Australian troops in almost every conflict since Gallipoli. In honour of our Nepalese Allies the Shrine hosts the Gurkha/Nepalese Wreath Laying Service on the closest Sunday to Remembrance Day, held at their memorial plaque, dedicated on Remembrance Day 2007 near the Legacy Garden in the Shrine Reserve.

  • Ceremony: 9RAR Association 2019

    Sunday 17 November 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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    The 9th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment was raised in November 1967 for service in the Vietnam War. After training and a working up period, the unit was deployed to Vietnam in November 1968 where it saw active service over the next 12 months as part of the 1st Australian Task Force.

    The Association acknowledge three key events in their history that all happened in November: Formation in 1967, deployment to Vietnam in 1968 and return to Australia in 1969.