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Armed Merchant Cruisers and Landing Ship Infantry Association of Victoria

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of Armed Merchant Cruiser and Landing Ship Infantry crews.

10 December 2023 11:00 am - 10 December 2023 11:30 am
Sanctuary, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Free admission
Accessible venue

This service honours those who served aboard HMA Ships Westralia, Kanimbla, Manoora and Assault. During the Second World War, these ships were turned into armed merchant cruisers and infantry landing ships. From late 1943 onwards, they took part in many landings throughout the South West Pacific.

The date of this service marks the anniversary of the first major operation by an Australian landing ship. On 15 December, HMAS Westralia helped land troops at Arawe, New Britain, as part of the US 7th Fleet.

Reviewed 16 January 2023

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