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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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1599 items

1599 items

Adaptor Testing Field Wireless Sets

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

Box of aluminium construction with adaptors and controls for testing wireless and ancillary equipment in the field

Significance

Equipment used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

Z4/ZDA 0720 Serial No 21

Adaptor Testing Field Wireless Sets

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

Box of aluminium construction with adaptors and controls for testing wireless and ancillary equipment in the field

Significance

Equipment used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

ZA/ZDA 0720 Serial No 20

Adaptor Unit 'O'

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

Aluminium control box for the connection of audio equipment to a wireless without the need for a wireless harness. 'O' = operator's box

Significance

Used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

ZA 46194

Adaptor Unit 'O'

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

Aluminium control box for the Connection of radio equipment to a wireless set without the need for a wireless harness

Historical information

"O Box" = "Operator's Box"

Significance

Used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

ZA 46194

Aerial Photograph - Mericourt

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

An aeriall photograph taken from 5000 feet looking towards Mericourt from behind the British front.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marked on the photo is the approximate British front line as at 31-7-18, and, locations such as Chuignolles, St Germain Wood, Mericourt, Prayart, Somme, Cerisy. 3.B.S.48 Ht 5000 ft

Aerial Photographs - Broadmeadows Victoria camp?

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

A set of 30 aerial photographs of what could be Broadmeadows Victoria camp. Some show the terrain, others the camp layout and others of a tank regiment formed up in Squadrons. The majority of the tanks appear to be General Grants

Aerial Tuning Unit No 8

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

Aerial Tuning Unit No 8. Box of aluminium construction with controls for tuning the aerial of the B47 wireless set.

Inscriptions & Markings

ZA 46835

Aide-memoire - Crew Commander's Fire Orders Aide-memoire Centurion

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

A six page gunnery aide-mémoire printed on light card

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-036-0230

Aide-Memoire - Australian Army. The Musorian Armed Forces. Army Trials Doctrine 4.2 Edition 1 Version 1 Aide-Memoire

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

A plastic bound book. The aim of this doctrine is to provide a notional training enemy capable of undertaking conventional and unconventional operations. The training enemy (the Musorian Armed Forces) is capable of a range of possible threats. This pamphlet attempts to present a generic force ORBAT capable of providing the widest range of military capabilities

Historical information

For training purposes "The Enemy" was a notional country called Musoria

Inscriptions & Markings

00027 ATD 4.2 Ed 1 Ver 1

Aide-memoire - Guide to Appreciations and Orders

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

A three-folded light card aide-memoire of appreciations and orders for company commanders

Inscriptions & Markings

METP No 9 Part III

Aide-Memoire - Manual of Land Warfare Part 3 Vol 2 Pam No 2 The Musorian Armed Forces (5 copies)

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

Plastic covered two hole binder type aide-memoirs on Musorian Armed Forces data

Historical information

For training purposes "The Enemy" was a notional country called Musoria

Aide-memoire - NBC Instructions 4/19 PWLH

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

A poor quality photocopy reproduction giving information on various agents, their effects, decontamination etc.

Inscriptions & Markings

- Jun 1986

Aide-Memoire Card (2 copies) - Coaching the Rifleman

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

A tri-folded card for coaching the rifleman, showing target grouping, faults and correction measures, coaching procedures etc

Aide-memoire (2 copies) - Points for Inspection, Centurion 1,2 & 3. Gunnery & Vehicle Maintenance

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

A six page aide-mémoire for Centurion tank crew. Printed on light card

Aide mémoire - Crew Duty Card Saracen Mk1 APC

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

A tri-folded light card aide-memoire for the crew of a Saracen Mk 1 APC stating various servicing tasks etc

Historical information

The Saracen APC was in service in the Regiment in the 1960's.

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 8901

Amendment Certificates - Manual of Army Employments

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

Amendment Nos 19, 20, 21, 23 and 26 to the Manual of Army Employments, contained in plastic sleeve

Inscriptions & Markings

0652-19-024-4970

Amendment Certificates - Staff Duties in the Field Amdts No 15 & 18

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

Amendment certificates 1949 and 1958 reprint

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 8457-15 & 18

Ammunition Box

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

Ammunition box, .30 cal, steel construction, top opening with folding carrying handle, painted dark green

Inscriptions & Markings

In yellow lettering: 250 CAL .30 CARTRIDGES LINKED BLANK M1909 LOT LCL-21-27 Stamped on case: S.C.F.

Ammunition Box

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

Sheet metal ammunition box, probably for .303 inch belted ammunition. Double hinged lid, Leather handles. Painted green

Historical information

Box is marked "W.C.C.U" - perhaps Wesley College Cadet Unit. In earlier times, school cadet units were allowed to learn safe handling of weapons including the Vickers machine gun. This object probably held belted ammunition.

Inscriptions & Markings

Manufacturer's stamp at each end.: " R P L" over "S" over "1944" On one end in white paint "2" On top in white paint : "W.C.C.U" - and "2"

Ammunition Pouch, Pistol

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

1937 Pattern webbing pistol pouch, painted with black gloss paint

Inscriptions & Markings

Department of Defence logo, 1941

Ammunition Pouch, Pistol

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

Small leather ammunition pouch with loop for attaching to belt

Inscriptions & Markings

LAWSON R E THACKER WALSALL 1916

Ammunition Pouch, Pistol

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

Small leather ammo pouch with loop for attaching to belt

Inscriptions & Markings

Australia, WD, B Rosenstamm WA 1916

Amplifier Audio Frequency AM-1780/VRC

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

Solid metal radio harness control box with 10 cable sockets around sides and various control switches and line connections on face

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial No 33765

Amplifier Power Supply

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

Amplifier Power Supply AM-2060-GRC Consisting of mounting tray with amplifier and speaker.

Historical information

Used by the Regiment in vehicle and ground station radio installations, 1970's - 1980's

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial No 597

Amplifier Radio Frequency AM-4306/GRC

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

A radio amplifier mounted on a battery box CY-4612/GRC. The battery box is designed to hold the battery for both the amplifier and the AN/PRC 77 radio. The amplifier is designed to to boost the power output of the 77 set and increase its range by up to a further 6 km.

Significance

Equipment used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial Number 242

Annual General Meeting papers - 4th Light Horse Association Annual General Meeting & Reunion

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

Two page documents for the general meetings and 66th to 70th (2 copies) annual reunions of the 4th Light Horse Association. They include President's, Treasurer's and Secretary's reports and as well as the Association's activities for the year - spanning 1985-89

Antenna, ALWA 26-76 MHz

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

Adjustable dipole antenna for use with RT524 & RT841/PRC77. Frequency range 26 to 76 MHz. Consists of an antenna coupler with adjustable wire elements, 2 weighted cords, an anchor stake, and instruction plate, all in a webbing satchel.

Antenna, Lightweight, Adjustable, 26-76 Mc/s

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

Antenna components packed in webbing signal satchel. Items: Instruction plate Bobbins (2) Weighted cord (2) (Standard qty is 1) Cord reels (3) (Standard is 2) Antenna coupler Mounting plate Co-axial cable

Inscriptions & Markings

Stencilled on satchel "SATCHEL SIGNALS" Satchel marked with red paint. Stencilled under flap: "unreadable &S LTD 1942"

Antenna Matching Unit MX-6707/VRC

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

The AMU consists of a metal body with a spring top section incorporating the thread for mounting the antenna. Underneath the bottom portion are receptacles and controls. These include: a. antenna cable receptacle, b. control cable receptacle,and c. band control switch. Also underneath is a drain screw and provision for fitting an earth strap.

Historical information

Component of vehicle radio installations of the Regiment during 1980's. Vehicle installations included: AN/VRC 46, AN/VRC 49, and An/VRC 64

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial No 1362

Antenna Matching Unit MX-6707/VRC

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

The AMU consists of a metal body with a spring top section incorporating the thread for mounting the antenna. Underneath the bottom portiion are receptacles and controls. These include: a. antenna cable receptacle, b. control cable receptacle, and c. band control switch. Also underneath is a drain screw and provision for fitting an earth strap.

Historical information

Component of vehicle radio installations of the Regiment during 1980's. Vehicle installations included: AN/VRC 46, AN/VRC 49, and An/VRC 64

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial number 94104