Reserve Forces Day

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of former and serving Navy, Army and Air Force Reserve personnel.

04 July 2021 10:00 am - 04 July 2021 11:00 am
Second World War Forecourt, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Accessible venue
Free admission
Child friendly

This service recognises the contribution of all former and current members of the Army, Navy and Air Force Reserves. 

Reserve Forces Day is the acknowledgement of over 1.25 million people who have served in Australia's Defence Reserves. The Reserve Forces were born out of the Citizen Military Forces, which has existed in some form since Federation. Today they support peacekeeping, humanitarian and disaster-relief operations. Recently, reserve units have deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor and the Solomon Islands.

Reserve Forces Day takes place on the anniversary of the reforming of the Citizen Military Forces in 1948.

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Shrine Representatives:

  • Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
  • Shrine Governor Major Maggie More OAM RFD

Reviewed 28 June 2021

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