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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.

Event Details

Saturday, 7 December 2024 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Sanctuary, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
  • Admission is free.
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.

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.

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