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shooting trophy - Miles Shield for Marksmanship

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

Description
Wooden shield with 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles badge at centre and plaques arranged around edges recording winners of competition.
Object Registration
2511
Keywords
cowra, cmf, vmr, military, world war two, marksmanship
Historical information
Maurice Miles served in the Australian Army in World War Two and was present at Cowra when the Japanese POW breakout occurred. He joined Citizien Military Forces in 1965, serving with 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles till 1985. He was a keen rifle shot and this shield was a way of fostering the skill within the regiment.
Significance
Representative of community efforts to foster military skills in citizen soldiers.
Inscriptions & Markings
Donated by / S Sgt Maurie Miles / & Family / upon his retirement / 8/13 VMR / 1965-1985
Last updated
21 Aug 2020 at 4:01PM