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  • Ceremony: RAN Recruits September 2020

    Sunday 13 September 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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  • Ceremony: Submarines Association of Australia 2020

    Sunday 13 September 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    This service commemorates the First World War service and losses of HMA Submarines AE1 and AE2.

    AE1 deployed with a RAN fleet to occupy Germany's possessions in the South-West Pacific and to counter German naval threats. On 14 September 1914, AE1 and her 35 crew vanished without a trace and with no signs of enemy engagement. It wasn't until 2017 that She was located on the seabed off Duke of York Islands, Papua New Guinea. 

    AE2 began operations in the Dardanelles campaign in February 1915 before being tasked to force a passage through the heavily defended Dardanelles Strait in April, coinciding with the Gallipoli landings. Battling past shore batteries, enemy ships, minefields and natural obstacles She eventually made it through to the Sea of Marmora and began engaging enemy shipping.  This morale boosting news has been credited with influencing the Allied decision to remain on the Gallipoli peninsula and perservere. Her luck ran out on 30 April 1915 after an enemy torpedo boat attack disabled the engine room, compounding her recent inability to dive. She was scuttled with no loss of life and her crew became prisoners for the duration of the war. The wreck was discovered in 1998. 

  • Ceremony: The Royal Air Forces Association (Battle of Britain) 2020

    Sunday 13 September 2020, 02:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    This service commemorates the Battle of Britain and the Commonwealth contribution to an Allied victory. 

    Between July and October 1940 as a prelude to a German seaborne invasion of Britain, the German Air Force mounted daily attacks on British airfields, radar stations and cities, competing for air superiority and mass civilian damage (The Blitz).

    Pilots from many countries fought in the battle, with 35 Australians among them, of which 10 were killed. 

  • Ceremony: Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans Association 2020

    Monday 14 September 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at the Post 1945 Memorial

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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  • Ceremony: Carry On Victoria 2020

    Tuesday 15 September 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree F14

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    Carry On (Victoria) is a philanthropic organisation that has provided welfare assistance to the ex-service community in Victoria since its formation in 1932.

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - September 2020

    Thursday 17 September 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.