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  • Ceremony: XLI Club 2020

    Thursday 2 April 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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  • Ceremony: HMAS Vampire 2020

    Sunday 5 April 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    To commemorate the sinking of HMAS Vampire and the loss of 10 crew members. 

  • Ceremony: Maltese Australian Association (George Cross Award Day) 2020

    Sunday 12 April 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

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    TBA

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    The Australian-Maltese community holds an annual service of remembrance in April each year. This time marks the award of the George Cross to the island by King George VI of the United Kingdom in a letter dated 15 April 1942 so as to "bear witness to the heroism and devotion of its people" during the tremendous hardships they suffered in the early days of the Second World War.

  • Ceremony: 2/4th Australian General Hospital 2020

    Sunday 12 April 2020, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    The story of the 2/4 Australian General Hospital during the Second World War is one of which all Australians can be proud. While statistics do not convey the quality of the medical care involved, the fact that some 14,000 casualties passed through the hospital at Tobruk, 19,000 at Redbank and a further 10,000 at Jerusalem, Colomobo and Labuan gioves some idea of the immensity of their contribution. The record of servce rendered by 2/4 AGH i many battlefields between 1940 and 1945 has seldom been surpassed.

  • Ceremony: 22 Squadron with Corpus Christi Primary School 2020

    Wednesday 15 April 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B106

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    22 Squadron will be supported by students and staff of Corpus Christi 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: Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - April 2020

    Thursday 16 April 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    In the month of April we commemorate the following events:

    29 April 1915: Sinking of the AE2
    The Australian submarine AE2 was the first submarine to penetrate the Dardanelles. After five days scouting and harassing Turkish forces, the AE2 was attacked by Turkish gunboats. Following a brief fight, she was scuttled to prevent her capture.

    9 April 1942: Sinking of HMAS Vampire
    Having survived Japanese attacks on 'Z Force' - which saw the pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Prince of Wales, sunk - HMAS Vampire's luck ran out in April 1942 when she was sunk along with the British aircraft carrier HMS Hermes off the coast of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) by Japanese aircraft.

    23 April 1951: Battle of Kapyong
    The best known Australian action of the Korean War, the Battle of Kapyong saw the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment blunt the communist advance on Seoul. More than 17,000 Australians in the Army, Navy and Air Force would serve with the United Nations forces defending South Korea. 340 would lose their lives, and thousands more would serve in peacekeeping forces as last as 1957.