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  • Ceremony: Reserve Forces Day 2020

    Sunday 5 July 2020, 10:00am

     Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative

    TBA

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     Reserve Forces Day is the National recognition of the former and serving Navy, Army and Air Force Reserve personnel, numbering over 1.25 million people. It occurs on the anniversary of the reforming of Citizen Military Forces after the Second World War in 1948.

  • Ceremony: Far East Strategic Reserve 2020

    Monday 6 July 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The British Commonwealth Far East Strategic Reserve (commonly referred to as the Far East Strategic Reserve or the FESR) was a military force created from units of the British, Australian and New Zealand Armed Forces. Created in the 1950s and based in Malaya, the FESR was conceived as a forward defence point for Australia and New Zealand, providing stability against communist regimes growing in the Southeast Asia region. The FESR Navy Association aims to promote recognition of the service of the men of the FESR's RAN component. 

  • Ceremony: 5 Airfield Construction Squadron 2020

    Sunday 12 July 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The urgent need for an organisation capable of producing airfields in forward positions at short notice while under threat of air attack led to the creation of No 5 Airfield Construction Squadron. The squadron was initially tasked with constructing an airfield at Wards Field, five miles from Port Moresby, in July 1942, which it did in the face of extraordinary difficulties. 

  • Ceremony: Association des Anciens Combattants Francais de Victoria - Bastille Day 2020

    Tuesday 14 July 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Association des Anciens Combattants Francais de Victoria holds a commemorative service to honour the services of French and Australian soldiers each year on Bastille Day (14 July), the French National Day.

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - July 2020

    Thursday 16 July 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    TBA

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    The Shrine Monthly Memorial Service commemorates notable moments, battles and operations from Australia's military history. The wreath laid at this service honours events that have taken place in this month.

  • Ceremony: RAN Recruits July 2020

    Sunday 19 July 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Jan Gallagher

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