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

Description
Black and white photograph of two Doodlebug Scout Cars behind gravel heaps. Group of soldiers standing to rlght of photograph.One of a collection of photographs of 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regiment between 1948 and 1951.
Size
115mm x 95mm
Object Registration
3093.30.02
Historical information
The 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles was raised as a regiment of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps on 1 May 1948 with Headquarters in Melbourne and squadrons in Sale, Benalla/Wangaratta and Albury. In 1955 Regimental Headquarters moved to Wangaratta and a second squadron was located at Albury. The Sale squadron transferred to 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse. In 1977 8/13 VMR Regiment was reduced to an independent squadron A Squadron 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles and in 1991 was linked with 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse forming the VMR Squadron of that regiment.
Significance
Unique collection of photographs showing the first years of an armoured regiment of the post-Second World War era Citizen Military Forces showing equipment, uniforms, training and social activity and some personalities.
Inscriptions & Markings
A Squadron nattering at ?
Last updated
19 Jun 2018 at 11:11AM