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Leather Leggings

From the Collection of Rye RSL Sub Branch 5-11 Nelson Street Rye Victoria

Robust leather leggings, wrapped around the ankle and calf from the boot top and fixed in place with the leather strapping coiled around the outside. These offered substantial protection to the lower legs of mouted troops such as, Light Horse, Mounted Artillery, and Mounted Field Ambulance. Tey are as readily identifiable with Light Horse as are the Emu Plumes, (Kangaroo feather) worn in the Pugaree.
Object Registration
6019 a / b
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM