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  • Ceremony: 9RAR Association 2019

    Sunday 17 November 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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: Last Post Service November 2019

    Sunday 17 November 2019, 04:30pm

     Wreath Laying and Flag Lowering on the Forecourt

    The Service will be conducted by Shrine Staff and the Shrine Guard

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     • The Shrine is a memorial to honour the service and sacrifice of Victorians and Australians in war, conflict, peacekeeping and peacemaking.
    • At the week’s close we pause to remember those who have served and sacrificed. We remember them today as we have always remembered them—now and forever.
    • The Shrine stands for remembering, today and every day, that service and sacrifice are fundamental and relevant in creating, maintaining and protecting our national values and way of life.
    • Service and sacrifice are ongoing and continuous as is our commemoration of it.
    • Here all service is equal, and all are welcome.
    • By attending you are taking part in commemoration of service and sacrifice and we thank you.

     

  • Ceremony: 2 Australian Field Ambulance Association 2019

    Sunday 24 November 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C43

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED 

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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.