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  • Ceremony: Battle of Fromelles 2018

    Thursday 19 July 2018, 01:30pm

    Wreath Laying at the Cobbers Memorial

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Chairman of Trustees Air Vice-Marshal Chris Spence AO (Retd)
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    This annual pilgrimage by the Friends of the 15th Brigade commemorates the battle at Fromelles, fought on July 19, 1916. This was the first major action involving Australian troops on the western front. It proved disastrous, with nearly 2,000 Australians killed in attacks on strong German positions.

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  • Ceremony: RAN Recruits July 2018

    Sunday 22 July 2018, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - July 2018

    Sunday 22 July 2018, 01:30pm

     Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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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: Korean Veterans Association 2018

    Friday 27 July 2018, 01:00pm

    Wreath Laying in Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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  • Ceremony: Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Association - Victorian Branch 2018

    Sunday 29 July 2018, 12:00pm


    Service Cancelled by the Association for 2018, the Service will resume in 2019.

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    An annual service is held to honour the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATV) on the Sunday closest to July 31 each year. This date marks the arrival of the AATV Advance Party in Vietnam in 1962, with the full complement arriving on August 3. They have the distinction of being the longest-serving and most highly decorated Australian unit of the Vietnam War; being operational for over ten years and four of its members awarded the Victoria Cross.