Historical information

Sir Zelman Cowan, Governor General of Australia, made a visit to Bandiana to present the Sovereign's Banner to the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps (RAAOC). The 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles Light Horse Heritage Troop provided a mounted escort for Sir Zelman and Lady Cowan. The escort was under the command of Captain (later Major) Robert Morrison, a keen horseman, who had been the prime mover in raising the Heritage Troop. All riders were serving soldiers of A Squadron 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles and their horsed activities were additional to their normal training responsibilities.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of light horse escort to Governor General Sir Zelman Cowan at Bandiana 4 December 1981. Riders are Lieutenent R Morrison, Sergeant S Berg, Corporals F Reynolds, A Florient, Lance Corporal Milgate, Troopers C Ellison, K Dudley, Anderson, McDonald.