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2021 Diary of Navy Events in Victoria

This diary contains events of interest that HMAS Cerberus
is involved in and also events / services at the Shrine in Melbourne.
The Diary is continually being updated

NOTE:  Due to COVID-19, it is advisable to check with the coordinators to
confirm whether the event you were planning to attend is still going ahead.

We will endeavour to keep the Diary updated as news comes to hand.

At present the Shrine of Remembrance is closed, but ceremonies are still being
conducted and they are live streamed on the Shrine's Facebook page or their website

Date Time Event Location Notes
(see below)
Additional Information
10 Feb 1100 HMAS Voyager Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 SNO(V) / Catafalque guard / Bugler in attendance.
15 Feb 1000 Prisoners of War Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 CO Cerberus (or rep) in attendance
19 Feb 1000 Darwin Defenders Service Shrine - Cenotaph & Sanctuary 5 CO Cerberus (or rep) in attendance
01 Mar 1100 HMAS Perth & USS Houston Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 SNO(V) / Catafalque guard / Bugler in attendance
01 Mar TBC Father of the Navy service Brighton Cemetery 7 SNO(V) in attendance
08 Mar 1100 HMAS Yarra Service The Strand, Newport, Vic 7 CO Cerberus (or rep) in attendance
05 Apr 1100 HMAS Vampire Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 CO Cerberus (or rep) / Catafalque guard / Bugler in attendance
11 Apr 1130 George Cross Award Day - Maltese Australia Shrine - Forecourt 5 CO Cerberus (or rep) in attendance
18 Apr 1130 Battle of Crete and Greek Commemoration Shrine - Cenotaph 5 SNO(V)
25 Apr 0600 Anzac Day Dawn Service Shrine - Cenotaph 5 SNO(V)
25 Apr 0830 Anzac Day March and Service Swanston St. to Shrine 7 Details TBC
07 May 1000 HMAS Castlemaine Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5
08 May 1100 Victory in Europe Service Shrine - Cenotaph 5 SNO(V) in attendance
09 May 1200 Battle of Coral Sea Service Shrine - Cenotaph 5 SNO(V) / Catafalque guard / RAN Band in attendance
31 May 1100 Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service Shrine - Cenotaph 5 SNO(V) in attendance
13 Jun 1100 'N' Class Destroyers Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 CO Cerberus (or rep) in attendance
30 Jun 1400 HMAS Waterhen Commemorative Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 CO Cerberus (or rep) in attendance
Cancelled TBC Reserve Forces Parade & Service Shrine - Cenotaph 5 SNO(V) in attendance
06 Jul 1200 FESR Commemorative Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 CO Cerberus (or rep) in attendance
09 Aug 1100 HMAS Canberra Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 SNO(V) / Catafalque Guard in attendance
15 Aug 1100 Victory in the Pacific Service Shrine Forecourt 5 SNO(V) in attendance
16 Aug 1100 OP PEDESTAL Service Shrine - Cenotaph 5 CO Cerberus (or rep) in attendance
18 Aug 1000 Vietnam Veterans Service Shrine - Forecourt 5 SNO(V) in attendance.
25 Aug
TBC
TBC Fleet Air Arm Association Memorial Service HMAS Cerberus 7 SNO(V) / Bugler in attendance
28 Aug - 05 Sep tbc Legacy Badge Week Collections Mornington Peninsula Locations 8 HMAS Cerberus Personnel
31 Aug 1300 Korean Veterans Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 SNO(V) in attendance
01 Sep 1100 Battle for Australia Memorial Service Shrine - Cenotaph 5 SNO(V) in attendance
03 Sep 1400 Merchant Navy Day Service Shrine - Cenotaph 5 CO Cerberus (or rep) in attendance
11 Sep 1100 Battle of Bita Paka Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 SNO(V) / Catafalque guard / Bugler in attendance
12 Sep 1130 AE1 & AE2 Commemorative Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 SNO(V) / Catafalque guard / Bugler in attendance
25 Sep
TBC
TBC AFL Grand Final MCG 8 PNF Commitments TBC
21 Oct 1100 HMAS Lismore Commemorative Service Tree 5 TBC
23 - 31 Oct TBC Navy Week in Victoria TBC 7  
24 Oct 1030 Seafarer's Service Saint Paul's Cathedral 7 SNO(V) / Unarmed Flag Party / 5 Piece Band in attendance
11 Nov 1100 Remembrance Day Ceremony Shrine - Cenotaph & Sanctuary 5 SNO(V) in attendance
19 Nov 1200 HMAS Sydney Commemorative Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 CO Cerberus (or rep) / Catafalque guard / Bugler in attendance
21 Nov 1130 HMAS Goorangi Commemorative Service Queenscliff 7 SNO(V) in attendance
01 Dec 1000 Corvette Association / HMAS Armidale Commemorative Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 SNO(V) / Catafalque guard / Bugler in attendance
05 Dec 1200 Pearl Harbour Remembrance Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 CO Cerberus (or rep) in attendance
11 Dec 1100 Armed Merchant Cruiser/LSI Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5 CO CERB (or rep) / Catafalque guard / Bugler in attendance
 
NOTES:

'Points of Contact' for further information:

(1) All RAN Band (Melbourne Detachment) enquiries via the Band POC (PO Malcolm): 03 5931 6012

(2) All requests to attend the Recruit School Graduations should be addressed via email to the following address: ranrecruitschool.persops@defence.gov.au

(3)  Additional information on Community Engagement events may be available by contacting CPO D Mulheron:  03 5931 5565

(4) Ex-Navy guests are welcome to attend HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions.  For more details, please contact CPO J West: 03 5931 5293

(5) Members of the public are welcome to attend all of the Naval Commemorative Services held at the Shrine of Remembrance. For information, contact the Shrine: 03 9661 8100

(6) Additional information regarding ship visits may be available by contacting CMDR Furlonger (Visiting Ship Liaison Officer) on 0459 700 007.

(7) For additional information go to the Shrine website  or contact Terry Makings - 0411 135 163.

(8) Additional information about some major "whole-ship" events may be available by contacting LCDR Sowden (HMAS Cerberus First Lieutenant) on 03 5931 5586