What's On

  • Ceremony: Normandy Veterans Association with Glen Waverley Secondary College 2020

    Saturday 6 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    Held annually, this service commemorates the Allied landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944, better known as 'D-Day'. The largest amphibious landing in history, almost 200,000 men were involved in the invasion on the first day alone, and it is now considered to mark the true beginning of the liberation of Europe. The service also pays respect to those men who would fight in Normandy over the coming weeks as the Allies fought to break out of the beach head and push the Germans back.

    The Normandy Veterans Association will be supported by students and staff of Glen Waverley Seconday College, 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: Queen's Birthday 21 Gun Salute 2020

    Saturday 6 June 2020, 12:00pm

    21 Gun Salute on the Lower Forecourt

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  • Ceremony: Bomber Command Commemorative Association (Vic) Inc 2020

    Sunday 7 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Western Gallery

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    For more information on the Bomber Command Commemorative Association, please go to their website:
    bombercommand.org.au/

  • Ceremony: Special Air Service Regiment Association 2020

    Friday 12 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree E56

    Association requests nil assistance. 

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    On 12th June 1996, two S-70-A9 Blackhawk helicopters from the 5th Aviation Regiment carrying SASR troopers collided during a live-fire counter-terrorism/special recovery operation exercise at Fire Support Base Barbara in the High Range Training Area at Townsville, Queensland. Fifteen members of the SASR and three from the 5th Aviation Regiment lost their lives in the accident.

  • Ceremony: 'N' Class Destroyers 2020

    Sunday 14 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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  • Ceremony: 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Association 2020

    Sunday 14 June 2020, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The annual Shrine Pilgrimage of the 2/2 Pioneer Battalion occurs on the Sunday closest to 17 June, commemorating the date when the battalion went into action at Fort Merdjayoun during the Syrian Campaign of 1941.