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Sun, 25 Sept


Shrine of Remembrance

Commando Memorial Service

Forecourt & Commando Lawn Area - Shrine of Remembrance Please bring $2 on the day for a small afternoon tea. Contact Glenn MacDonald on 03 9885 9924 or 0414 311 093 or contact Marc Preston at or 0418 348 077 for more information.

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Commando  Memorial Service
Commando  Memorial Service

Time & Location

25 Sept 2022, 12:30 am

Shrine of Remembrance , Birdwood Ave, Melbourne VIC 3001

About the event

Order of Service

Assemble at top of Forecourt steps (if weather is fine) 12:15

  • Banner Party
  • Australian Commando Association (ACAVIC) &  Guests

The Shrine will play a march (Waltzing Matilda) for the Parade to move from the steps to the Cenotaph

  • Move off – Parade Master – Rob Osborne 12:30

At the Cenotaph

  • Banner Party will right wheel and halt
  • Parade Master will halt the ACA and order Right Turn
  • March Music paused (Shrine)

Banner Party will lower the banner and the Vice President/Secretary ACAVIC will lay a wreath

Banner raised and Banner Party reformed to front of Parade

March Music restarted (Shrine)

Move to Commando Memorial Cairn - Parade Master – Rob Osborne

  • Assembly around Commando Association’s plaques 12:45
  • Members on chairs or behind chairs (East side)

Banner Party below plaque (West side)

Catafalque Party (Shrine Guards) move to position around Cairn

Introduce Shrine - Representative MC

Shrine Life Governor - Peter Whitelaw

Welcome  - Shrine Rep

Address/Guest Speaker - MC

Wreath & Poppy Laying - All

The Ode - Peter Tierney

They Shall Grow Not Old

As we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them

Nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun

And in the morning

We Will Remember Them

Response (‘We Will Remember Them’)  - All

Last Post

Period of Silence – 1 Minute All

“Lest we forget” - MC


Australian National Anthem - MC/All

Australians all let us rejoice

For we are one and free

We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil,

Our home is girt by sea:

Our land abounds in nature’s gifts

Of beauty rich and rare,

In history’s page let every stage

Advance Australia fair

’In joyful strains then let us sing

Advance Australia fair.

MC thanks to:

Shrine Team

Guest Speaker & invited Guests

Association members, families & friends

and advise that afternoon tea is available in the Shrine – small gold coin donation

(nb - headgear is to be removed in the shrine)

All Stand

Catafalque Party moves off

Banner Party moves off

Parade is dismissed ~13:15

If the weather is inclement there will be no March or Cenotaph Service

The Memorial Service will be held inside the Shrine

Master of Ceremonies

Mr Glenn MacDonald

Guard Party

Victoria Police Protective Services Unit Shrine Guard

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