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  • Exhibition: Resistance

    Friday 3 August 2018 - Sunday 4 August 2019

    'Resistance’ and ‘Underground’ are names used to describe the various secret organisations that arose in European states under enemy occupation during the Second World War. Read More

    'Resistance’ and ‘Underground’ are names used to describe the various secret organisations that arose in European states under enemy occupation during the Second World War. Many Australian servicemen and women gave aid to the Resistance, other Australians owed their freedom and lives to it. Discover the stories of some of these individuals who, through accident or design, found themselves battling the enemy using unconventional means.

    Visitors are advised that this gallery contains graphic images of violence.

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  • Ceremony: 7 Battalions Combined 2018

    Sunday 5 August 2018, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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     7 Battalions Combined recognises the three variations of the 7th Battalion that served in the First and Second World Wars, and the Vietnam War:
    7th Australian Infantry Battalion fought during the First World War at Gallipoli and the Western Front.
    2/7th Australian Infantry Battalion fought throughout the Second World War.
    7 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment served two tours during the Vietnam War and continues to serve within 1st Brigade.

  • Ceremony: Victorian Association Of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women Australia Inc (VAJEX Aust Inc.) 2018

    Sunday 5 August 2018, 12:00pm

    Please note this service has been cancelled by the Association for 2018, it will resume in 2019.

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    The Victorian Association Of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women Australia Inc cares for Jewish military personnel and is open to all who are currently serving, or have served, in Allied Forces. Membership is also open to their families as non-service members.

    The VAJEX pilgrimage is to remember and recognise the Jewish Fallen from Victoria who served alongside fellow Australians and Allied Forces. Australian Jews have demonstrated their loyalty by serving their country in the Boer War 1899-1902, WWI, WWII, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan and have also served as Peace Keepers. Formed in 1929, VAJEX has a proud history.

    For more details go to the VAJEX website.

  • Ceremony: Battle of Amiens 100th Anniversary 2018

    Wednesday 8 August 2018, 08:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    The Battle of Amiens, 8th August 1918, was one of the most successful advances made by Allied forces during the war. The efforts of the ANZAC Corps were orchestrated by General Sir John Monash and would be much lauded as an example of combined arms warfare in a conflict mostly remembered for the stalemate of trench warfare. Each year at 8am on the 8th of August a service is held at the Shrine of Remembrance to mark this battle and remember the men who fought it.

  • Ceremony: HMAS Canberra (Battle of Savo Island) 2018

    Thursday 9 August 2018, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    On 9 August 1942 the RAN Heavy Cruiser HMAS Canberra was severely damaged while serving in a joint US Navy and RAN force while protecting American troop transports during the landing operations on Guadalcanal. She was hit 24 times by attacking Imperial Japanese Naval forces in under two minutes, suffering 84 crew killed. The next day HMAS Canberra was scuttled by a torpedo from a US Destroyer. Today we honour those who served in the Battle of Savo Island.

  • Ceremony: Maltese Australian Association (Operation Pedestal) 2018

    Sunday 12 August 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

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

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    Operation Pedestal was a Second World War British operation to carry supplies to the island of Malta via naval convoy (3-15 August 1942). This island fortress was a major base for British attacks against German and Italian forces in North Africa, resulting in an Axis siege from 1940 to 1942. Despite being a tactical defeat for the Allies due to major losses, the critical resupply of aviation fuel made the Operation an overall strategic victory, by allowing Malta to continue the fight.