Armed Merchant Cruisers and Landing Ship Infantry Crews Commemorative Service

Armed Merchant Cruiser and Landing Ship Infantry Association of Victoria

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.

Band: RAN Band Melbourne

Host: Shrine of Remembrance

Ensemble: Bugler



10 December 2023,
11:00 am – 11:30 am


Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne