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  • Ceremony: Corvette Association/HMAS Armidale with Star of the Sea 2019

    Sunday 1 December 2019, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Jan Gallagher
     

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    The Corvette Association with support from Star of the Sea College will hold their annual HMAS Armidale Service today. Corvettes are a small class of Naval Ship serving multi-role duties such as mine-sweeping, patrol and bombardments, and are particularly suited to escorting supply convoys. HMAS Armidale was sunk on this day in 1942 after aerial attack from Japanese aircraft, fighting as She went down.

  • Ceremony: Australian Intelligence Association (Victoria) 2019

    Sunday 1 December 2019, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    The Australian Intelligence Corps was formed on 6th December 1907, disbanded in 1914 and then reformed again at the outbreak of the Second World War. Since its reformation the Corps has provided intelligence and counter-intelligence to the Army. The service of members of the Corps is remembered on this day.

  • Ceremony: 29/46 Battalion Ex-Servicemen's Association 2019

    Sunday 1 December 2019, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    The 29/46 Battalion Association holds its annual pilgrimage on the first Sunday in December each year. The service is held to commemorate the Battalion's first action on 5 December 1943 on the Huon Peninsula, New Guinea. 

  • Ceremony: Last Post Service December 2019

    Sunday 1 December 2019, 04:30pm

     Wreath Laying and Flag Lowering on the Forecourt
    The Service will be conducted by Shrine Representatives 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: Armed Merchant Cruisers & Landing Ship Infantry Association of Victoria 2019

    Saturday 7 December 2019, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Jan Gallagher
     

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    The Armed Merchant Cruisers & Landing Ships Infantry Association of Victoria will honour the veterans and acknowledge the serving members of HMA Ships Westralia, Kanimbla, Manoora and Assault.

    AMCs were merchant ships converted for naval service with the addition of armour and guns, for self-defence in supply convoys. With limited success in this role some were repurposed as Landing Ships to serve in troop transport roles. HMAS Assault was a Navy training centre specialising in amphibious assaults, characteristic of the Allied offensives in the Pacific theatre of the Second World War.

  • Ceremony: The Shrine Young Ambassador Wreath Laying Service 2019

    Saturday 7 December 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Chairman of Trustees Air Vice Marshal Chris Spence AO (Retd)
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian
     

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