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4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room Macleod, Victoria

NOTICE: VISITORS SHOULD REPORT TO THE GREENSBOROUGH HWY ENTRANCE TO ARRANGE ESCORT ON BASE. PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED.

The Unit History Room (UHR) has been a part of the 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment for many years. In 1969, discussions commenced within the unit to canvass the notion of a Regimental Museum. Eventually, in 1987, a Board of Trustees was formed which established the Museum with ownership of objects vested in the Trustees.

Why we are here
The UHR’s mission is to conserve, interpret and exhibit equipment, relics, icons, artefacts, memorabilia, and historical information related to:
• the 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment;
• its antecedent, associated and successor units and elements;
including the history of these in the context of the Australian Light Horse and, the Royal Australian Armoured Corps in order to:
• understand and commemorate the Regiment’s history;
• support the morale, education and training of the Regiment; and
• promote community awareness of the Regiment’s history and achievements.

What we collect
The collection focusses on:
• matters pertaining to individual and unit histories of 4/19 PWLH and its antecedent and associated units and organisations,
• the context of these in the Australian Light Horse and the Royal Australian Armoured Corps
• related equipment and artefacts
The scope of historical interest includes military, political, social and cultural aspects

How we are organised
The UHR is an element of the Regiment reporting to the Commanding Officer and Trustees.

Getting to know us

• The UHR is open on Monday and Thursday mornings (except public holidays). We can open at other times by appointment. Group visits from organizations are welcome.

Object donations
We often receive offers of donations of objects of interest. There is increasing community awareness that, when cleaning up, objects of possible historical significance should be sent to a museum rather than the tip.

Museum practice is for object donations to involve a transfer of ownership to the museum. Potential donors sometimes ask that it be treated as a long term loan, “in case I want it back one day”. If you are not happy to let it go, then it is better to keep it. In the case of medals, we would like to be sure that the family agrees to the donation.

Not all donations are of particular relevance to the UHR. With a clear title to the item, we can transfer it to a more appropriate collection. Or, we may decline a donation.

Situations vacant
The UHR is looking for volunteers who can commit for the long haul. The types of work involved include: preparation and maintenance of displays, photographing and cataloguing of objects, escorting visitors, and picture framing.

In accordance with museums practice, the Unit History Room DOES NOT provide valuations of objects

We are located at Simpson Barracks, Watsonia.

Enquiries: Unit orderly room, phone 8481 7905

Contact Information

location
Simpson Barracks Macleod Victoria 3085 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 9442 5205

Contact

Opening Hours

Monday and Thursday mornings or by appointment. Closed public holidays VISITORS SHOULD REPORT TO THE GREENSBOROUGH HIGHWAY ENTRANCE TO ARRANGE ESCORT ON BASE. PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED.

Entry Fee

Suggested donation $5

Location

Simpson Barracks Macleod Victoria

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The collection focuses on history of the 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment.
The scope includes the modern day Regiment established in 1948 and its antecedent units dating back to the Kyneton District Mounted Rifles of 1861.

David Brown 12 May 2016 4:01 PM

can you help me please Im doing up a ferret scout car at are Army Museum could you if possible email me a photo or diagram of how the Battries are set up in side the Ferret please, I live in Aussie W.A. You have a great pages on the Victorian Collections its a WOW thank you. David.

Roy Arnott 8 June 2016 8:11 PM

David FSC manuals here. Including Electrical www.ferret-fv701.co.uk/manuals.htm Regards Roy Arnott

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Booklet - Manual of Land Warfare Part 2 Infantry Training Vol 8 Pam 1 Range Instructions & Safety Precautions 1984

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-118-7026

Document (2 copies, 1 incomplete) - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 28

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A 25 page document being an advance copy of the pamphlet "The Division and Corps Regiment RAAC". The aim of the pamphlet is to lay down the principles governing the use of the Division/Corps Regiment RAAC and to provide a guide to its characteristics, organisation and handling.

Horse Shoe Nail Box

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Wooden Box, used for packing horse shoe nails, open top, clear varnish, labelled with manufacturer's details.

Inscriptions & Markings

Capewell Horse Shoe Nails, Trademark, Manufactured in Great Britain by the Capewell Horse Shoe Nail Co Ltd England. No 7 Horse Nails, Over stencilled with black ink or paint: "Net 100 lb, Gross 116 Full (?) Hunter"

Trophy - Silver Cup - Challenge Cup

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Silver cup. with two handles projecting 50 mm above rim of cup.

Historical information

Object is property of the Regiment. It has been catalogued by the Unit History Room to provide a record of it.

Inscriptions & Markings

CHALLENGE CUP PRESENTED TO THE 11TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGT BY THE HON COLONEL SIR REGINALD TALBOT Maker's detail on edge of base: JAY s 142 & 144 Oxford Street London W Regimental crest Hallmarks - JJ, Queen's Crown, Lion. K

Plaque - Deakin University Company

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Wooden shield shape plaque, Badge of Deakin University Company affixed

Inscriptions & Markings

Presentation plate: Presented by 2LT I WATT & 2LT K BROWN On posting to the Regiment 8th March 1994

Silver water jug

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Silver (EP A1) water jug with removable filler cap. A screw cap on spout is secured by a chain. Vertically set handle.

Historical information

Former Officers' Mess property

Inscriptions & Markings

Under base and under cap: "Crusader E.P.A.1" Engraved: "Presented by Lt Col J Boyce CO Jan 87 - Jan 89"

Trophy

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Cast metal 230 mm high statuette of a mounted Australian Lighthorseman on a solid wooden base, dark brown varnish finish

Historical information

Object is property of the Regiment. It has been catalogued by the Unit History Room to provide a record of it.

Inscriptions & Markings

Underneath: "4/19 PWLH Challenge Cup" 47 x 20 mm plaque affixed to front:"LCPL B DAWSON 8225381 4-Section 2013" On front of mounting block, 100 mm circular metal plaque surrounded by laurel wreath "Presented by the 4th Light Horse Regt 1st AIF Association to the 4th-19th Prince of Wales Light Horse Regt."

Book - The Forgotten War, Australian Involvement in the South African Conflict of 1899-1902

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Hard covered book of 236 pages, with photos and illustrations

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamp of a previous owner, namely Brunswick Public Library

Colour Patch Display - Australian Light Horse Colour Patches of the 1st AIF 1915-1920 & AMF/CMF 1921-1940's

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Display board of replica cloth colour patches, mounted in glass fronted wooden frame. Colour patches displayed are those of : 1st Cavalry Division HQ (CMF) Desert Mounted Corps HQ 2nd Cavalry Division HQ (CMF) HQ 1st Light Horse Brigade (AIF & CMF) HQ 2nd Light Horse Brigade (AIF & CMF) HQ 3rd Light Horse Brigade (AIF & CMF) HQ 4th Light Horse Brigade (AIF) HQ 5th Light Horse Brigade (AIF & CMF) HQ 4th Light Horse Brigade (CMF) HQ 6th Light Horse Brigade (CMF) 1st Light Horse Regiment / 1st Royal NSW Lancers 5th Light Horse Regiment / 5th Wide Bay & Burnett Light Horse 8th Light Horse Regiment / 8th Indi Light Horse Regiment 4th Light Horse Regiment / 4th Corangamite Light Horse Regiment 14th Light Horse Regiment / 14th West Moreton Light Horse Regiment 18th Adelaide Lancers 4th Light Horse Regiment / 1st Aust Div Mounted Regiment / 2nd ANZAC Mounted Regiment / 22nd Corps Mounted Regiment. 2nd Light Horse Regiment / 2nd Moreton Light Horse Regiment 6th Light Horse Regiment / 6th NSW Mounted Rifles 9th Light Horse Regiment / 9th Flinders Light Horse Regiment 11th Light Horse Regiment / 11th Darling Downs Light Horse Regiment 15th Light Horse Regiment / 15th Northern River Lancers 21st Riverina Light Horse 13th Light Horse Regiment / 2nd Aust Div Mounted Regiment / 1st ANZAC Mounted Regiment / Aust Corps Mounted Regiment / 13th Gippsland Light Horse Regiment 3rd Light Horse Regiment / 3rd South Australian Mounted Rifles 7th Light Horse Regiment / 7th Australian Horse 10th Light Horse Regiment / 10th Western Australian Mounted Infantry 12th Light Horse Regiment / 12th New England Light Horse Regiment 17th Prince of Wales Light Horse Regiment 22nd Tasmanian Mounted Infantry 11th Light Horse Regiment / 4th Aust Div Mounted Regiment / 24th Gwydir Light Horse Regiment 1st Machine Gun Squadron / 25th Light Horse (MG) 2nd Machine Gun Squadron / 16th Hunter River Lancers 3rd Machine Gun Squadron / 20th Victorian Mounted Rifles 4th Machine Gun Squadron / 26th Light Horse (MG) 5th Machine Gun Squadron / 19th Yarrowee Light Horse 23rd Barossa Light Horse Regiment 12th Light Horse Regiment / 5th Aust Div Mounted Regiment 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance 5th Light Horse Field Ambulance 4th Signal Troop / 4th Light Horse brigade 6th Mobile Veterinary Section /1st Light Horse Brigade 7th Mobile Veterinary Section / 2nd Light Horse Brigade 8th Mobile Veterinary Section / 3rd Light Horse Brigade 9th Mobile Veterinary Section / 4th Light Horse brigade 10th Mobile Veterinary Section / 5th Light Horse Brigade 5th Signal Troop / 5th Light Horse Brigade 1st Signal Squadron / NZ & Aust Mounted Div Signal Squadron

Inscriptions & Markings

Colour Patch Display No 39. Includes detailed notes about history, usage and design of colour patches

Book - Looking Forward Looking Back - Customs and Traditions of the Australian Army

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Hard cover book

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN: 9780980325164 (hbk)

Book - Australian Army Tactical & Instructional Pamphlets & Books - A Bibliography

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

This second edition charts the evolution of doctrine development in the Australian Army by detailing a list of instructional and tactical literature of the Army and its precursor pre-Federation Australian colonies. The bibliography demonstrates the range of subject areas that Army has addressed over its history, including such esoteric issues as censorship, the evolution of Signals training, accreditation of war correspondents & the management of enemy POW and repatriation of Australians taken POW.

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 978-0-9946046-8-2

Plaque - Reserve Affairs, India

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Shield shape wooden plaque on which affixed presentation plate: "With the Compliments from Colonel Uthai Chunhapesya Deputy Chief of the Reserve Affairs Department February 1987. and, The bage of the Reserve Affairs Department

Inscriptions & Markings

Refer description

Document - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 3

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Six page document, issued by Australian Military Forces Military Board, dealing with amphibians in amphibious operations

Booklet - Manual of Land Warfare Part 2 Armour Training Vol 4 Pam 2 The RAAC Schedule of Range Practices 1983

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet dealing with progressive training in all levels from individual qualification courses to sub-unit continuation training and individual training for various levels of promotion.

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-108- 8327

Book - That Ragged Mob

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Hard covered book.

Significance

The Service Record of the 3rd and 4th Victorian Bushmen Contingents in the Boer War with a brief biographical sketch of each man who served. The modern day 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment is the custodian of the theatre Battle Honour "SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902" awarded to the 9th and 11th Light Horse Regiments. This Battle Honour was awarded to all extant Light Horse units in Australia under Military Order 123 of 1908, in recognition of all states' contribution to the forces who represented Australia against the Boers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by the author: "With the compliments of the author Robin Droogleever 104/10" ISBN 978-0-646-5186-9

Sword

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Sword, Wilkinson, Infantry with scabbard, brown leather

Historical information

This sword was issued to Lt A Chanter of the 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment while serving at Gallipoli. He enlisted as Regimental No 59, was commissioned at Gallipoli and later rose to the rank of Captain commanding a Machine Gun section of the Regiment

Significance

The 4th Light Horse Regiment is an ancestor unit of the modern day Regiment. The 4LH served with distinction in WW1. This sword was issued to a member of the Regiment.

Inscriptions & Markings

On guard - attached plaque : "LIEUT A L CHANTER "Lynn" ANZAC GALLIPOLI Nov 4th 1915" On blade ( R side): Star of Damascus, On scroll " BY WARRANT", UK Coat of Arms, Royal Standard, King's Crown. On blade (L Side) HENRY WILKINSON PALL MALL LONDON On scroll "BY APPOINTMENT" Badge of Prince of Wales Ornate "GVR", King's Crown On back of blade -Defence broad arrow, maker's or inspector's marks

Badge - 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Cloth beret badge of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment. Coloured metallic thread on black cloth.

Historical information

Unofficial badge. Worn by officers on field dress berets. 1960's - 1970's

Candelabra, single stem , silver

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Single stem candelabra reproduction silver

Inscriptions & Markings

"Paramount Reproduction" on edge of base Engraved under base: MP , M31

Flying Boots

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Pair of black leather, fur lined, flying boots

Historical information

Idiosyncratic non-regulation flying boots constantly worn by Maj Graeme Rees-Jones, a former officer of the Regiment and Admin Commander 1977-79. His choice of footwear survived counselling from several Regimental Sergeants Major

Decanter, wine

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Glass decanter, square shape, diamond pattern finish, glass stopper

Document - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 32

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A 6 page document covering RAAC reorganisation, officer postings & promotions etc, course at Armoured School and self evaluation for CMF camp training

Book - Australian Army Badges. A Collector's Reference Guide. Part 2. 1900-1930

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

64 page book. Black & White illustrations

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0 949530 12 3

76 mm Instructional Gun Turret

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

76 mm gun in Scorpion turret. In steel mounting in which holes have been cut for trainee viewing. With 1 x drill round.

Significance

Equipment previously used by the Regiment

Portrait - Lt-Col G L Smith RFD

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Framed oil painting of Lt-Col G L Smith RFD

Historical information

Lt Col Smith was Commanding Officer of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse from 1993-1996

Significance

One of a collection of portraits of former Commanding Officers of the Regiment

Book - Terry Gander: Modern British Armoured Fighting Vehicles

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

This book gives details of armoured fighting vehicles in service with the British Army of the eighties. Included are tracked and wheeled reconnaissance vehicles such as Scorpion, Scimitar and Fox, armoured personnel carriers, command, engineer and signals vehicles, bridge layers and others. Specifications and performance details are accompanied by constant-scale plans and photographs.

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0-85059-836-2

Audit Report - Australian National Audit Office - Management of the M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier Upgrade Project

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Side bound A4 size 78 page report

Historical information

The Regiment was equipped with M113 family vehicles, some of which deployed with 1 Troop A Squadron in South Vietnam

Inscriptions & Markings

ISSN 1036-7632 ISBN 0 642 808600

Book - The Princes of Wales

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Hard covered book

Significance

The title of the Regiment includes that of HRH The Prince of Wales and the Regimental badge incorporates the three feathers and motto (Ich Dien) of his crest. This book provides a history of the 21 Princes of Wales from the Black Prince of Battle of Crecy fame to Charles.

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0 7182 5890 8

Document - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 32

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A 7 page document on various subjects including 'Armour in the Type Field Army', 'A plea for the Bat', 'The armoured unit soldier in atomic warfare', overseas training, officer appointments, CMF conversion courses, re-engagements, etc

Booklet - Infantry Training Vol 3 Range & Courses Pam No 33 Range Construction Instructions & Safety Precautions. 1967

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Hard covered loose leaf booklet

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-027-2839

Document (2 copies) - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 1

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A two page document dealing with RAAC Vehicle Training Pamphlets , Vehicle Records and Workshop Repair Requisitions

Bush Kettle

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Made of soldered tin plate. It has a central open column for fire of twigs and leaves, surrounded by a water jacket. Fitted with folding double wire handle. On top is a small fitted funnel to facilitate filling and a small vent hole. Traces of label adhesive on body suggest that it was made from a food can.

Historical information

Such items used by troops in field exercises. Known as "Choofers"

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

16 mm Film - Freedom of the City of Melbourne

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

16 mm colour print, 300 ft

Print - HMS Susan

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Framed reproduction of painting of HMS Susan. Wood frame, glass front

Historical information

HMS Susan sailed from the Port of London on the 23rd September 1835. She carried 394 male convicts and a guard of officers and 30 rank and file of the 28th (North Gloucestershire) regiment, arriving in Sydney on 8th February 1836. Samuel Windridge, who was born in Warwickshire in 1817, was a Private in the Regiment on board the ‘Susan’. He served in various places: Sydney, Moreton Bay (Brisbane) and Port Phillip (Melbourne). He was discharged from the Regiment in 1842 with the rank of Sergeant. After his marriage he settled in Victoria and by 1852 he was often in charge of the gold escort from Bendigo. In 1854 he retired from the Gold Commission and settled in Kyneton. In 1860 the Kyneton Mounted Rifle Corps was formed with Samuel Windridge as one of its earliest members. In 1862 the ladies of Kyneton presented a standard to the Rifle Corps. In 1976 the Shire of Kyneton presented the Kyneton Colours to the 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment Museum. In 1862 the whole of the Victorian Horse was amalgamated into one Regiment: The Prince of Wales Light Horse. Samuel Windridge rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Kyneton Troop of the regiment. He died in 1896, aged 79 years, This painting is a gift from his Great Grand-daughters Mrs Mary Hopper and Miss Jean Baldwin.

Inscriptions & Markings

A V Gregory on proper left bottom corner of print On bottom right of print: H.M.S Susan 'Southward of the Cape' Arrived in Sydney Feby 1836

Booklet - A Guide to the Organization and Control of Physical Training

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booker- a guide to general fitness for members of the Army

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 9853

Portrait Photograph - Trooper W S Shirley

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

B&W framed photograph of Trooper W S Shirley, 4th Light Horse Regiment

Historical information

No 336, Tpr William Shirley, 34-yo labourer, of Yea Victoria. Enlisted B Squadron 4 LH Regiment, 20 Aug 1914, embarked 19 Oct 1914. Wounded in action (side) 24 June 1915, 1 General Hospital Alexandria 30 June 1915, 4 London General Hospital , 23 Aug 1915. Returned to Australia 8 May 1916. Previous service: No 1012 Pte, 5 VMR, Boer War. Embarked 15 Feb 1901. Returned to Australia 27 March 1902. Militia service 15 Light Horse Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

Trooper W S Shirley of the 4th Aust Light Horse Regiment. Sailed 25.10.14

Portrait - Lt-Col C F Grigsby RFD

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Framed oil painting of Lt-Col C F Grigsby RFD

Historical information

Lt-Col Grigsby was Commanding Officer of 4/9 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment from 1997 to 1999

Significance

One of a collection of portraits of Commanding Officers of the Regiment

Book - The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Hard covered book

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0 19 553227 9

Portrait - Lt-Col L E Reeder

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Framed oil painting of Lt-Col L E Reeder ED

Historical information

Lt-Col Reeder was Commanding Officer of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment from 1970 to 1975

Significance

One of a collection of portraits of former Commanding Officers of the Regiment

Book - The AFV School - 70 Years of Training Australian Armour

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

History of the AFV School, Editors - Major John E, Baines, RFD Major Peter G. Branagan, OAM Mr David A. Finlayson

Candelabra

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Candelabra, OV EP zinc silver plated, 5 candle, I centrally located, four on arms

Inscriptions & Markings

OV EP ZINC SILVER PLATED Not engraved

Book - Tank Warfare. A history of tanks in battle.

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered, 320 pp book. A survey of the tank in war from World War 1 through World War 2 and later conflicts.

Gramophone Record - Tchaikovsky in Reserve

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Columbia 45 RPM record Side A: The Reserve 1812 Overture (Tchaikovsky) 2nd Military District Band Side B: The Reserve Rock Overture Creative Oasis

Inscriptions & Markings

DO-514

Candelabra

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Single stem silver candelabra

Inscriptions & Markings

Under base: Guildford the Finest Silverware by Renown

Gramophone Record - Tchaikovsky in Reserve

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Columbia 45 RPM record. Side A: The Reserve 1812 Overture 2nd Military District Band Side B: The Reserve "Rock Overture" Creative Oasis

Inscriptions & Markings

DO-514

Framed Print - Officer Prince of Wales's Light Horse Hussars 1870's

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

40 x 220 mm coloured print of Officer of Prince of Wales's Light Horse Hussars set in glass fronted wooden frame

Inscriptions & Markings

Jess 45 Property of 4/19 PWLH Officers' Mess Feb 96 Framed by Elan's Picture Framers 818-7801, 277-6969

Booklet - Basic & Battle Physical Training Part V

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet covering jumping, vaulting, climbing, scaling and obstacle training. With line drawings of various training skills

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 7048

Document (2 copies) - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 5

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Two page document dealing with a recommendation for units to flush Staghound Armoured Car gear boxes, BSA 7.92 mm MG stoppages, and a list of amendments to the training pamphlet on the General Grant tank

Badges

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

1 x cap badge and 2 x collar badges of the 17th (Prince of Wales) Light Horse Regiment. (Replicas) Red felt backing, mounted on card

Sun Compass

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Metal construction. One fixed and one rotatable aluminium disc with a vertical steel gnome at the centre. The lower disc is marked with bearings in mils, the upper with time of day. There is a rotatable aluminium arrow under the 2 discs. A 33 mm dia spirit level is fixed to the top disc.

Historical information

This type of kit was used by the Regiment for vehicular cross country navigation. The crew commander would stand in front of the vehicle with a prismatic compass and guide the driver to align the vehicle on the back bearing of the required direction of travel. The discs were set for time of day and the required bearing and the driver would watch the compass and steer so that the shadow of the gnome was on the arrow. The compass would be re-set about every half hour to adjust for rotation of the Earth. In featureless country navigation was by dead reckoning by direction travelled by compass and distance travelled from the vehicle odometer. Armoured vehicles are now equipped with GPS navigation aids rendering the sun compass obsolete

Significance

Type of equipment used by the Regiment on exercises

Inscriptions & Markings

On spirit level "GENERAL #847"

Razor

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Gillette razor and blade in metal case. Case painted blue with gold coloured border on lid.

Historical information

Razors were standard issue to soldiers. Having been issued with a razor they had no excuse for not shaving.

Inscriptions & Markings

Case has Gillette trade mark on lid