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

Description
Colour photograph of seven men taken at Buna Barracks, Albury on Cambrai Day 20 November 1986. Back row, left to right: Lieutenant Colonel Doug Hunter, Major Ian Docking, Max Oates and Gordon Cole: Front Row : Major Reg McDermot, Lieutenant Colonels Alan Cunningham and John Neale. All were former Officers of 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles Regiment.
Size
130 mm x 90 mm
Object Registration
3102.01
Historical information
Cambrai Day is celebrated annually by Armoured Corps regiments of the British Commonwealth. It marks the anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917 when a force of more than 400 British Mark IV Tanks broke the defences of the German Hindenburg Line, It was the first large-scale, effective use of tanks in warfare. Cambrai turned from a battle of great success to failure, but it heralded a new type of warfare and changed the nature of the battlefield forever The gathering at Buna Barracks Albury, Beersheba Barracks Wangaratta, Bapaume Barracks Benalla and Salamaua Barracks Cobram on 30 November 1986 was the inaugural meeting of the 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Association..
Last updated
20 Aug 2019 at 9:36AM