What's On

  • Ceremony: HMAS Sydney and Vietnam Logistic Support Unit, Incorporating a Plaque Relocation and Dedication 2019

    Sunday 17 November 2019, 01:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree F24

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

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    This service is held for all who served onboard ships bearing the name HMAS Sydney, all destroyer escorts and HMA Ships Jeparit and Boonaroo who were all involved in the Vietnam conflict. It also recognises Far Eastern Strategic Reserve personnel, and those who served in non-combatant roles of logistics and supply, encompassing all Vietnam Logistic Support roles.

    This service is held on the 19th of November each year. 

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - November 2019

    Sunday 17 November 2019, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee Mr. Graeme Plumridge
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

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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: 2 Australian Field Ambulance Association 2019

    Sunday 24 November 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C43

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM

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    The 2nd Field Ambulance was one of three such units operating within the First Division of the First World War.  Each Unit was asigned to one of the three Brigades within the First Division. The 2nd Brigade to which the 2nd Field Ambulance was assigned, comprised of the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions, all from Victoria.

    The 2nd Brigade landed at Gallipoli on the 25 April and the accompanying 2nd Field Ambulance served throughout the campaign, then following the 2nd Brigade to France and Belgium from 1916.

  • Ceremony: 106 Tank Attack Regiment Association 2019

    Sunday 24 November 2019, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    A commemorative service is held at the Shrine on the last Sunday of November each year. This marks the Regiment's last month of active operations during the Second World War. The day is also the anniversary of the dedication of the unit's memorial tree and plaque at the Shrine. 

  • Ceremony: Blackburn RSL Sub-Branch 2019

    Tuesday 26 November 2019, 10:45am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw

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    The Blackburn RSL Sub-branch conducts their annual pilgrimage in honour of ex-servicemen and women who were members of the sub-branch.

  • Ceremony: Australian Legion of Ex-Service Men and Women 2019

    Wednesday 27 November 2019, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree E14

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    The Australian Legion was formed in December 1944 from a number of existing organisations, to support all ex-service personnel, including British Commonwealth and Allied personnel, and former members of the peace-time Australian regular and reserve forces. Their families, relatives and interested parties are also welcome. They offer support through a wide variety of means, operating as a not-for-profit network.

    This annual service usually occurs on the last Wednesday of November.