What's On

  • Ceremony: Association des Anciens Combattants Francais de Victoria 2020

    Wednesday 11 November 2020, 11:20am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

    Read More

     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 supported by students and staff of Camberwell Primary School, 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: RAE Association 2020

    Saturday 14 November 2020, 12:00pm

    This service has been cancelled and will no longer be held at the Shrine, it has been added to the Monthly Remembrance service for November.

     

    Read More
  • Ceremony: Gurkha/Nepalese Wreath Laying Service 2020

    Sunday 15 November 2020, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree G55

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

    Read More

    Each year on the closest Sunday to Remembrance Day the service and sacrifice of the Gurkha regiments is honoured at their memorial plaque. This plaque was dedicated on Remembrance Day 2007 and is located near the Legacy Garden in the Shrine Reserve. Please ask staff for directions if necessary.

  • Ceremony: 9RAR Association 2020

    Sunday 15 November 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

    Read More

    The 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR) 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 (1ATF). 

    An annual service is held each year on the first Sunday following Remembrance Day to commemorate the raising of the unit, and its first and last days of active service in Vietnam.

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - November 2020

    Sunday 15 November 2020, 01:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

    Read More

    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 the First World War 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.
    In the Second World War 297,000 Victorians served overseas. 10,900 made the supreme sacrifice.

    We will remember them.

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - November 2020

    Thursday 19 November 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

    Read More

    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 to its shortened lines of supply.

    12 November 1943: Final Japenese 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.