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

Description
Typed assessment of the performance of armoured vehicles during Exercise "Northern Explorer" in September 1988. Document is titled "A Veh Ops in the Tindal AO" prepared by Trooper D J Pratt 1 Troop A Squadron 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles. Three pages dated 22 September 1988.
Size
297mm x 210mm
Attached Files
Object Registration
3105.904
Historical information
In 1988, as part of a Defence of Mainland Australian policy, defence of facilities of strategic importance in northern Australia were allocated to Army Reserve units. ‘A’ Squadron was allocated the defence of Tindal Air Force base located 15 KM outside Katherine in Northern Territory. Consequently the Squadron deployed on Exercise ‘Northern Explorer’ to gain first-hand knowledge of operating conditions for mounted and dismounted patrolling in the area.
When Made
September 1988
Significance
Rare example of an assessment prepared by a trooper in a Victorian Citizen Military Forces regiment during an exercise in Northern Territory.
Last updated
13 Aug 2019 at 5:37PM