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Colour Patches - 8th Light Horse

From the Collection of Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch 2-4 Templeton Street Wangaratta Victoria

Description
Horizontally aligned rectangular colour patch for 8 Light Horse Regiment, AIF, divided diagonally yellow (left) below light blue.
Size
Smaller: 6cm wide, 3.5cm high, 2mm deep. Larger: 5.5cm wide, 4cm high, 2mm deep
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Object Registration
179
Keywords
wwi, world war 1, light horse, 8th regiment
Historical information
Army Unit Colour Patches were worn as a distinguishing unit indication at the top of each sleeve from 1916.The 8th Light Horse Regiment was formed as part of the 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade, 3rd Contingent and attached to the Australian Division. Made up of men drawn from the 3rd Military District [Victoria], the 8th Light Horse Regiment was established at the Broadmeadows Training Camp in Melbourne, Victoria.
Significance
The Army Unit Colour Patches (UCP) were orginally designed in a simple manner,allowing other member to easily identify the member's unit, division and battalion. A UCP is worn on the puggaree of the slouch hat whilst the Unit Shoulder Patch will incorporate the UCP normally with a border showing the unit's superior HQ.
Inscriptions & Markings
Nil
Last updated
8 Nov 2019 at 3:23PM