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Saddle cloth 13th Light Horse

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

Description
Red coloured saddle blanket with white piping and embroidered number '13' and letters 'LH' near lower right edge.
Object Registration
0169
Keywords
military, horse, saddle, light horse, 13 light horse
Historical information
Saddle blankets matching regimental colour patch were used by light horse regiments in the period between the wars, 1920-1940.
Following WWI (1914-1918) the 13th Light Horse (Gippsland) was raised as a Citizen Forces unit 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.
Significance
Representative of the Light Horse in the period following WWI and the beginning of WWII.
Last updated
8 Aug 2020 at 4:28PM