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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 two M113A1 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicles, also known as Fire Support Vehicles on firing range Puckapunyal.
Size
130 mm x 90 mm
Object Registration
3099.64
Historical information
Regiments conducted Courses Camps to train RAAC crewmen.
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.
Inscriptions & Markings
Courses Camp September 1982. Gunners ( FSV ) Course on Firing Point AFV 2. Puckapunyal. Left hand FSV Firing Main Armament "
Last updated
2 Dec 2019 at 11:14AM