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  • Ceremony: ILIM College of Australia 2019

    Monday 18 March 2019, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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

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    A service will be conducted at the Shrine of Remembrance on the anniversary of ILIM College's Walk of Harmony in 2016. This project sought to bring together students from the Turkish Islamic, Catholic and State schools from the Broadmeadows area to walk in the steps of the young men of the past. As part of the ANZAC Day commemorations, students visited the shores of Gallipoli to pay their respects to the soldiers who fought there.

  • Ceremony: Longbeach RSL 'Digger for a Day' 2019

    Wednesday 20 March 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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    A joint effort by the Shrine of Remembrance and the Longbeach RSL Sub-branch, 'Digger for a Day' gives students in the Chelsea area the chance to make a special pilgrimage to the Shrine close to ANZAC Day each year. Special educational activities are organised for attending school groups who also attend a short service of remembrance during the day.

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - March 2019

    Thursday 21 March 2019, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    In March, we commemorate the following important dates.

    17 March 1917: The Capture of Bapaume
    German-held Bapaume was captured by Australian forces on 17 March. Considered by the Allies to be of strategic importance, it was occupied by the Australians as they followed close on the heels of the German army's retreat to the Hindenburg Line. 

    29 March 1941: Battle of Matapan
    This naval engagement, fought off the coast of Greece, involved HMA Ships Perth, Vendetta and Stuart in a battle which saw the loss of five Italian ships and gave the Allies control of the seas surrounding Greece and Crete for several months.

    21 March 1942: Air Battle for Port Moresby
    The air battle for Port Moresby began in March with Japanese forces attempting to sink Allied shipping and restrict supplies to Australian forces. Australian, Dutch and American aircraft fought a bitter battle in the skies over New Guinea for the next few months.

  • Ceremony: Greek National Day 2019

    Sunday 24 March 2019, 12:30pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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    This annual service is held to commemorate the involvement of Australian men and women serving in the Greek campaign in the Second World War and the relationship with our Greek Allies. The service also honours the many Greek-Australians who have served in the Australian Defence Forces over many years.

  • Ceremony: Returned & Services League of Australia, Hellenic Sub-branch Inc. 2019

    Monday 25 March 2019, 01:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    The Hellenic RSL Sub Branch was founded in the 1970's to promote the contribution of the Hellenes to Australian wartime and peace keeping service throughout history. The current President Mr Steve Kyritsis OAM has written two books highlighting the contribution of Greek Australians that fought as part of the Australian Military forces in the two World Wars and Vietnam War.

  • Exhibition: The Korean War 1950 - 53

    Friday 29 March 2019 - Sunday 22 March 2020

    Over 18,000 Australians fought in the Korean War (1950–53) a conflict which claimed three million lives, including those of 339 Australians. The clash between North and South Korea remains unresolved to this day. This exhibition explains the war’s origins, why Australia became involved, why neither side could win, and why the war still matters today. Read More

    Over 18,000 Australians fought in the Korean War (1950–53) a conflict which claimed three million lives, including those of 339 Australians. The clash between North and South Korea remains unresolved to this day.

    This exhibition explains the war’s origins, why Australia became involved, why neither side could win, and why the war still matters today.

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