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Figurine

From the Collection of 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection Building 129 Carlisle Drive North Bandiana Vic

Description
Metal figurine on a turned wooded base depicting an hussar. Wraparound inscribed plaque on base.
Size
280mm x 90mm x 90mm
Object Registration
2604
Keywords
20th light horse, 8th/13th victorian mounted rifles, queens royal hussars, 14th/20th king's hussars
Historical information
The British Army 14th/20th King's Hussars was affiliated with 20th Australian Light Horse Regiment [date ?] . This affiliation carried over to 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles in 1948 and is now maintained in the affiliation of the Queens Royal Hussars and 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse following various amalgamations and linkings.
Significance
Rare example of a gift between British and Australian regiments.
Inscriptions & Markings
"Presented to 8th/13th Victoria (sic) Mounted Rifles by all ranks 14th/20th King's Hussars on the occasion of the presentation of our new Guidon / 12 June 1982"
Last updated
3 Dec 2019 at 12:07PM