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

Description
Khaki woollen tunic with colour patches of 20th Motor Regiment. Metal 'Australia' shoulder titles, metal Rising Sun collar badges and metal buttons.
Size
750mm x 450mm x 230mm
Object Registration
0146
Keywords
20th motor regiment, uniform
Historical information
Upon mechanisation in December 1941, 20th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) was re-titled 20th Motor Regiment (Victorian Mounted Rifles). It was equipped with Bren Gun Carriers and deployed to airfield defence in Northern Territory.
In 1943, the Regiment was deployed to Merauke, Dutch New Guinea, where it conducted patrols along the coast and up rivers using barges and canoes. Returning to Australia in April 1945, the Regiment was redesignated 20th Pioneer Battalion then disbanded several months later at the end of the war.
Significance
Good quality reproduction.
Last updated
3 Dec 2019 at 9:46AM