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  • Ceremony: 7 Battalions Combined 2021

    Sunday 1 August 2021, 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 2021

    Sunday 1 August 2021, 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 2021

    Sunday 8 August 2021, 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 holds 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 significant Charter member and President of the Rotary Club of Melbourne 1922-23.

  • Ceremony: Maltese Australian Association (Operation Pedestal) 2021

    Sunday 8 August 2021, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

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    TBA

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    Pedestal was a British Operation to carry supplies to the island of Malta via naval convoy (3-15 August 1942), as the strategic island fortress was under 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. This service commemorates the Second World War sacrifices of the Maltese people. 

  • Ceremony: 39th Australian Infantry Battalion (1941/43) Association (Kokoda Day) 2021

    Sunday 8 August 2021, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Western Visitor's Centre

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    TBA

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  • Ceremony: Battle of Savo Island (HMAS Canberra) 2021

    Monday 9 August 2021, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

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    TBA

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    On 8 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. HMAS Canberra was scuttled by torpedo the next day by US Destroyers. We honour those who served in the Battle of Savo Island.