What's On - 20 September 2020

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - September 2020

    Sunday 20 September 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    The Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service honours Victorian servicemen and women from all branches of the Armed Forces. In particular, we remember Victorians who served during the First and Second World Wars, who once would have attended their annual pilgrimage in this month, but due to the passage of time are no longer able to.

    In the First World War 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.
    In the Second World War 297,000 Victorians served overseas. 10,900 made the supremem sacrifice.

    We will remember them.

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

    Sunday 20 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.