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  • Ceremony: 7 Battalions Combined 2020

    Sunday 2 August 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    7 Battalions Combined recognises the 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: Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Association - Victoria Branch 2020

    Sunday 2 August 2020, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    An annual service is held to honour the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) on the Sunday closest to 31 July each year. This date marks the arrival of the AATTV in Vietnam in 1962.

  • Ceremony: Battle of Amiens 2020

    Saturday 8 August 2020, 08:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    The Battle of Amiens began on 8 August 1918, as the opening phase of the Hundred Days Offensive that ultimately led to the end of the First World War. It was one of the most successful advances made by Allied forces during the war, and would be much lauded as an example of combined arms warfare in a conflict mostly remembered for the stalemate of the trenches.

    The Rotary Club of Melbourne 0808 Committee hold an annual Remembrance Service to commemorate the Australian contribution to victory at the Battle of Amiens. They also recognise and honour the contribution of General Sir John Monash GCMG KCB VD, a signficant Charter member and President of the Rotary Club of Melbourne 1922-23. 

  • Ceremony: Battle of Savo Island (HMAS Canberra) 2020

    Sunday 9 August 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

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    TBA

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  • Ceremony: 39th Australian Infantry Battalion (1941/43) Association (Kokoda Day) 2020

    Sunday 9 August 2020, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Western Visitor's Centre

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    TBA

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  • Ceremony: 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific (VP Day) 2020

    Saturday 15 August 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

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    TBA

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    VP (Victory in the Pacific) Day commemorates Japan's acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender on 14 August 1945. The following day, 15 August, is usually referred to as VP Day, and in 1945 Australian governments gazetted a public holiday as VP Day, with most newspapers referring to it as such. However, the governments of Britain, the United States and New Zealand preferred Victory over Japan or VJ Day. It is not true, as some have claimed, that the day was originally called VJ Day and then surreptiously changed later.