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  • Ceremony: 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Association 2018

    Sunday 17 June 2018, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    The Annual Shrine Pilgrimage of the 2/2 Pioneer Battalion occurs on the Sunday closest to 17 June, the anniversary of the Battalion’s first action at Fort Merdjayoun during the Syrian Campaign of the Second World War, 1941.
    Attendees gather on the forecourt near the Eternal Flame at 1:45pm before marching up the stairs into the Sanctuary for the service at 2pm. This includes the reading of a Roll of Honour, a Battalion soldier's story prepared by a family member, and a bugle calling The Last Post and Reveille. Afterwards, a light afternoon tea is enjoyed by all and tours are led out to the Battalion Tree on the west slope of the Shrine.

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - June 2018

    Sunday 24 June 2018, 01:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM
    Shrine Trustee Ms. Susan Blake

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    This service is in memory of the Victorian servicemen and women who have served overseas or in Australia in all wars, in ships or units of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army, or the Royal Australian Air Force.

    In particular, we remember the service of men and women who served in units from World War I and World War II 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: HMAS Waterhen 2018

    Saturday 30 June 2018, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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