Ceremonies

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the commemorative events and ceremonies held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • RAN Recruits April 2017

    2 April 2017, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall

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  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - April 2017

    2 April 2017, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw

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    This service is held to remember Unit Associations from World War 1 and now also World War 2 who would have attended their annual Pilgrimages during April, but because of the passage of time are longer able to. In World War 1, 89,000 Victorians served overseas and 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.

  • The Royal Military College of Australia 1967 Intake 50th Anniversary

    6 April 2017, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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  • HMAS Vampire 2017

    9 April 2017, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall

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    To commemorate the sinking of HMAS Vampire and the loss of 10 crew members.

  • Maltese Australian Association (George Cross Award Day) 2017

    9 April 2017, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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    The Australian-Maltese community holds its annual service of remembrance in April each year. This time marks the award of the George Cross to the island by King George VI of the United Kingdom in a letter dated 15 April 1942 so as to "bear witness to the heroism and devotion of its people" during the tremendous hardships they suffered in the early days of World War II.

  • 2/4th Australian General Hospital 2017

    9 April 2017, 1:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    The story of the 2/4 Australian General Hospital during WWII is one of which all Australians can be proud. While statistics do not convey the quality of the medical care involved, the fact that some 14,000 casualties passed through the hospital at Tobruk, 19,000 at Redbank and a further 10,000 at Jerusalem, Colombo and Labuan gives some idea of the immensity of their contribution. The record of service rendered by 2/4 AGH in many battlefields between 1940 and 1945 has seldom been surpassed.