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

Description
Khaki woolen tunic with colour patches of 13th Armoured Regiment, metal buttons, Rising Sun lapel badges and metal 'Australia' titles; fabric ribbon bar and overseas service chevrons.
Size
750mm x 450mm x 230mm
Object Registration
0958
Historical information
The 13th (Gippsland) Light Horse, a Citizen Military Forces unit was raised following WWI, and trained as a cavalry regiment till August 1940, when it converted from horse to mechanised initially as 13th Motor Regiment then 13th Armoured Regiment. It trained in Victoria and, as the Japanese threat to the mainland declined, was disbanded in October 1943 with men going to other units.
Last updated
2 Dec 2019 at 11:31AM