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8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection North Bandiana, Vic

The 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection is staffed by volunteers from the Regimental Association and contains documents, photographs and objects relating to citizen soldiers from Northeast Victoria and date from the late nineteenth century through to the present day.

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Milpo Bandiana Vic 3694
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+61 0400 212 831

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Opening Hours

By appointment only

Location

Building 129 Carlisle Drive North Bandiana Vic

Anthony 'AJ' Hunter 26 November 2017 9:22 PM

A fantastic start - I hope to see more of your collection in the future

Barry Hacker 6 December 2017 6:16 AM

I have been following your work with great interest. All 8/13 VMR Association volunteers are to be congratulated. Well done.

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809 items

809 items

Letters

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Collection of letters written by Trooper J McGlade, 8th Light Horse Regiment during World War One (1914-1918). Transcribed but transcriber unknown.

Historical information

No. 105 Trooper John Matthew McGlade, born Belfast, Northern Ireland, was a 30 year-old architect .iving in East Gippsland when he enlisted in 8th Light Horse 24th September 1914. He served at Gallipoli; was wounded at the Nek : later seved in Palestine : wounded at Gaza 1917. World War Two service in 12th Garrison Battalion VDC. Died of Jaundice 2 March 1943.

flag

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Japanese flag with inscriptions in japanese characters.

Historical information

An Albury soldier brought the flag back as a souvenir from New Guinea in 145. He folded it and concealed it under the spring in the magazine of his .303 rifle. Translation of the inscription by Mrs Midori Treeve indicates the flag was given to Masayuki Tamura by his collegues at the steel factory where he worked before he was conscripted into the Japanese Army. The names of his fellow workers are listed on the flag. He was an older man and not called up till late iin the war. he was probably a private soldier in the infantry and was killed in action a few days after arriving in New Guinea.

Significance

Rare example of keepsake presented to Japanese soldier by his workmates prior to his departure for the battlefield in New Guines. Similarly a unique souvenir acquired by Australian soldier and brought home after the war.

Inscriptions & Markings

See translation notes in Historical Information.

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Black and white photograph of men and horses of Tallangatta Troop, 8th Light Horse drawn up for inspection when competing for the Hutton Trophy 1938

Historical information

The Hutton Trophy or Shield was awarded annually to the best Light Horse Troop in Australia. The trophy is now held at the Armoured Centre Puckapunyal.

Significance

Shows citizen soldiers from North East Victoria

Inscriptions & Markings

Across lower edge of photo " Inspection Hutton Trophy Tallangatta Troopers 1938"

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Black and white photograph of two soldiers of 8th Light Horse mounted. Motor cars in background

Historical information

The Hutton Trophy or shield was awarded annually to the best Light Horse Troop in Australia. The Trophy is now held at the Armoured Centre Puckapunyal.

Significance

Shows Citizen soldiers from North East Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

" Trooper W.J. Moyle on the left Hutton Trophy 1938. "

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Sepia photograph of soldiers of Corryong Troop 8th Light Horse at funeral of Lieutenant General Ernest Squires

Historical information

Lieutenant General Ernest K Squire was Chief of Staff of Australian Army who died 2 March 1940 in Melbourne and was buried on 5th March. 8th Light Horse was in full-time training at Torquay..

Significance

Rare photo of soldiers from North East Victoria on Guard of Honour duty.

Inscriptions & Markings

" 8th Light Horse ( Corryong Troop ) as " Guard of Honour " at funeral of Lieutenant General Squires Melbourne 1940 "

Discharge Certificate

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Australian Imperial Expeditionary Force Certificate of Discharge for 6851 Private Alfred Edward Fayle dated 23 February 1920.

Historical information

Alfred Edward Fayle was a 21 year old railway employee of Hay NSW when he enlisted in the AIF and served as No.6851 in the 1st Infantry Battalion and later AIF Kit Store. He had served three years and 63 days abroad. He became an Albury resident after the war. His memorabilia was donated to the Albury branch of the Returned Services League (RSL) and passed to the 8/13 VMR Collection to be added to that of other Albury ex-servicemen. Following a reassessment of the VMR Collection Policy it was decided the document was more relevant to Hay where members of the Fayle family live.

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Colour photograph of Sergeant G Wynd, 'A' Squadron 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles, preparing to fire the 84mm Carl Gustav Medium Antitank Weapon during training at Puckapunyal.

Historical information

‘A’ Squadron 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles conducted an annual range day at Puckapunyal at which soldiers undertook instruction leading to qualification in a range of weapons including M26 Grenade, 84mm Carl Gustav Medium Antitank Weapon (MAW) and both .30 calibre and .50 calibre machine guns.

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Black and white photograph of wheeled vehicles drawn up at Puckapunyal. Group of men in uniform on right of photo. One of a collection of photographs of 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regiment between 1948 and 1951.

Historical information

The 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles was raised as a regiment of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps on 1 May 1948 with Headquarters in Melbourne and squadrons in Sale, Benalla/Wangaratta and Albury. In 1955 Regimental Headquarters moved to Wangaratta and a second squadron was located at Albury. The Sale squadron transferred to 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse. In 1977 8/13 VMR Regiment was reduced to an independent squadron A Squadron 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles and in 1991 was linked with 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse forming the VMR Squadron of that regiment.

Inscriptions & Markings

" A Squadron at Puckapunyal Camp 1950

Trophy

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Octagonal wooden plaque with octagonal brass medallion of Sir John Monash

Historical information

This trophy was presented to 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles to be presented to the officer presenting the best essay or military history presentation by Captain John McLean, a serving office with the regiment between 1958 and 1993. It was only presented twice and probably lapsed soon after the linking of the regiment with 4th/19th Prince of Wales Light Horse; 1992 Lieutenant H Burvill, 1994 Lieutenant M Jarrett. The 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles was raised as a regiment of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps on 1 May 1948 with Headquarters in Melbourne and squadrons in Sale, Benalla/Wangaratta and Albury. In 1955 Regimental Headquarters moved to Wangaratta and a second squadron was located at Albury. The Sale squadron transferred to 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse. In 1977 8/13 VMR Regiment was reduced to an independent squadron A Squadron 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles and in 1991 was linked with 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse forming the VMR Squadron of that regiment.

Significance

Fine example of efforts to promote the study of military history by regimental officers.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Monash trophy awarded for V.M.R. Officer best annual essay or military history presentation. Presented by Captain J.F. McLean R.F.D. E.D. 1958 - 1993 'Peace is having friends with weapons' "

Booklet

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Buff coloured booklet " Small Arms Training Volume 1 Pamphlet No. 9 Mortar ( 3 inch ) 1937 ( modified for Australia ). 81 pages, soft cover, saddle stitched and stapled.

Historical information

A Company of 59th Battalion was raised at Albury Drill Hall immediately prior to WW11.

Significance

Repesentative of training pamphlets prior to WW11.

Inscriptions & Markings

Faint ink stamp on cover " 59th Battalion "

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Colour photograph of soldiers of ' A ' Squadron 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles formed up on parade ground at Buna Barracks Albury, 1986.

Historical information

The 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles was raised as a regiment of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps on 1 May 1948 with Headquarters in Melbourne and squadrons in Sale, Benalla/Wangaratta and Albury. In 1955 Regimental Headquarters moved to Wangaratta and a second squadron was located at Albury. The Sale squadron transferred to 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse. In 1977 8/13 VMR Regiment was reduced to an independent squadron A Squadron 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles and in 1991 was linked with 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse forming the VMR Squadron of that regiment.

Inscriptions & Markings

" WO !! Paech handing over to Capt Martin. "

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Two colour photographs of an Administrative parade of ' A ' Squadron 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles at buna barracks Albury 1986.

Historical information

The 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles was raised as a regiment of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps on 1 May 1948 with Headquarters in Melbourne and squadrons in Sale, Benalla/Wangaratta and Albury. In 1955 Regimental Headquarters moved to Wangaratta and a second squadron was located at Albury. The Sale squadron transferred to 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse. In 1977 8/13 VMR Regiment was reduced to an independent squadron A Squadron 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles and in 1991 was linked with 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse forming the VMR Squadron of that regiment.

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Black and white photograph of Captain John McLean 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles with trophy from 3rd Division Shooting competition 1977

Significance

Historic Artistic Research Social Provenance Rare. Condition Interpretive

Inscriptions & Markings

" 3 Div Small Arms Competition 1977, Captain J. McLean "

B00k

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Book titled D-DAY 50 ANNIVERSARY OF THE NORMANDY LANDINGS - The official Guide to the Anniversary Events

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Black and white photograph of a trooper of the 8th Light Horse AIF holding the reins of his horse with another trooper and 2 horses in the background.

Historical information

The 8th Light Horse Regiment AIF was raised at Broadmeadows Victoria in September 1914 under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander White and formed part of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade. The regiment served at Gallipoli where in a courageous but ill-fated charge at the Nek on 7 August 1915 it suffered horrendous casualties including Lieutenant Colonel White. Rebuilt in Egypt under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Maygar VC the regiment went on the serve throughout the Middle East Campaign. Colonel Maygar died of wounds at Beersheba when the regiment was attacked by enemy aircraft while waiting to follow up the successful charge of the 4th LH Brigade on 30 October 1917. The 8th Light Horse AIF was disbanded in 1919, but soon after re-raised as the 8th (Indi) Light Horse in the Citizen Military Forces, superseding 16th (Indi) Light Horse.

Significance

Part of a rare collection of photographs of the 8th Light Horse Regiment AIF during WWI (1914-1918).

Inscriptions & Markings

"Horse lines"

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Black and white photograph of large group of soldiers posed in 6 tiers. Variety of head dress and badges indicate the group is a recruit course. Some 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles members are included.

Historical information

Recruit training was often carried out on a Brigade basis with recruits and instructors from units.

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Black and white photograph of men of 8th Light Horse Regiment on parade ground at Broadmeadows Victoria with tents and marquees in background. Photo glued to fluted card backing.

Historical information

The 8th Light Horse Regiment AIF was raised at Broadmeadows Victoria in September 1914 under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander White and formed part of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade. The regiment served at Gallipoli where in a courageous but ill-fated charge at the Nek on 7 August 1915 it suffered horrendous casualties including Lieutenant Colonel White. Rebuilt in Egypt under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Maygar VC the regiment went on the serve throughout the Middle East Campaign. Colonel Maygar died of wounds at Beersheba when the regiment was attacked by enemy aircraft while waiting to follow up the successful charge of the 4th LH Brigade on 30 October 1917. The 8th Light Horse AIF was disbanded in 1919, but soon after re-raised as the 8th (Indi) Light Horse in the Citizen Military Forces, superseding 16th (Indi) Light Horse.

Significance

Pert of a rare collection of photographs showing 8th Light Horse (AIF) during WWI (1914-1918)

Inscriptions & Markings

"The Last Parade of the 8th Light Horse in its second camp, Broadmeadows"

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Colour photograph of men with flags behind them. They are from left : John Neale, Doug Kuwald, Mick Howes, Doug Hunter, Darryl White and Kurt Muller. All were former members of 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles Regiment. Photograph taken at Buna Barracks Albury on Cambrai Day 30 November 1986.

Historical information

Cambrai Day is celebrated annually by Armoured Corps regiments of the British Commonwealth. It marks the anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917 when a force of more than 400 British Mark IV Tanks broke the defences of the German Hindenburg Line, It was the first large-scale, effective use of tanks in warfare. Cambrai turned from a battle of great success to failure, but it heralded a new type of warfare and changed the nature of the battlefield forever.The gathering at Buna Barracks Albury, Beersheba Barracks Wangaratta, Bapaume Barracks Benalla and Salamaua Barracks Cobram on 30 November 1986 was the inaugural meeting of the 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Association.

booklet

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Green covered booklet " Administration in the Field ( Non - Divisional ) 1966. 152 Pages.

Historical information

Maintenance systems in the field.

Significance

A general survey of the Administrative system in the field behind the Division

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Black and white photograph of three men on foot, two with plumed hats, one in bearskin, speaking with mounted officer in front of mounted escort armed with lances.

Historical information

Escort for Major General Sir Winston Dugan on his arrival at Melbourne 17 July 1939, to take up the post of Governor of Victoria. Escort comprised Lieutenant HG Fyffe, Sergeant C Thorburn, Trumpeter G Pyle and 12 troopers drawn from the Tocumwal Troop 20th Light Horse Regiment.

Significance

Historical photograph of Vice Regal escort drawn from a Light Horse Regiment. It is well provenanced and in good condition. It is possibly the last mounted escort in Victoria drawn from serving military.

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Black and white photograph of armoured vehicles in a bush setting;two M 113 Armoured Personnel Carriers and one Tracked Loa Carrier.

Historical information

8/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles on annual camp at Puckapunyal 1969.The 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles was raised as a regiment of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps on 1 May 1948 with Headquarters in Melbourne and squadrons in Sale, Benalla/Wangaratta and Albury. In 1955 Regimental Headquarters moved to Wangaratta and a second squadron was located at Albury. The Sale squadron transferred to 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse. In 1977 8/13 VMR Regiment was reduced to an independent squadron A Squadron 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles and in 1991 was linked with 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse forming the VMR Squadron of that regiment.

Significance

Fine study of regiment training.

Hat

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Busby which belonged to C R Burn Esq 8th Hussars with metal box for hat and metal tube for plume. Busby was worn at Balaclava during the Crimean War 1854. Leather inner with brown fur outer covering; red cloth flap on right side; gold braid, white horsehair plume and red feathers at base or plume, gilt link chinstrap. The busby was presented as a gift to 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles by its affiliated British regiment, 8th Queen's Royal Irish Hussars in 1954.

Historical information

8th Hussars formed part of the Light Brigade which took part in the famous charge.

Inscriptions & Markings

On lid of hat box: " C R Burn Esq 8th Hussars" and "Hawkes and Co Piccadilly London"

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Framed black and white photograph of large gathering of soldiers in uniform standing on steps of Government House, Melbourne. The group is the Non Commissioned Officers of the 2nd Armoured Brigade, Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC). Three men standing at front centre are Lieutenant Colonel Tom Fogarty, HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh and Warrant Officer Class 1 Arch Martin.

Historical information

This and another photograph (Catalogue 3393) was taken at a gathering of Officers and NCOs of the 2nd Armoured Brigade (RAAC) to meet Prince Philip at Government House, Melbourne during the Royal Visit 1954. The two photographs were framed and hung on the wall of the Headquarter Building at Buna Barracks Albury till 1991 when they were relocated to the Regimental Collection.

Significance

Rare record of an historic gathering during the Royal Visit to Victoria in1954.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed at lower centre of photograph "Philip 1954"

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Black and white mounted photograph of 13th Battery on the Western Front. Left to Right :- Front Row :- Cook, D. Murphy, M. Kellett, Cpl. Lewington, J. Davison, P. Teasdale, W. Beckhouse. Second Row :- H. McErlain, ..;Lt. Evans, Capt. dean, Major Shorthouse, J. Wilks, H. Donnelly, E. Smythe Third Row;- H. Connor, W. Finlay, A. Howse, H. Bain, C.Coffey, W. Maynard, F. Attenborough, W. M.cNamara, R. Cross, L. White, P. Upton, D. Ripp. Forth Row :- Cpl. Clarkson, J. Carter, D. Finlay, F. McMeekin, Sgt. B. Browning, E. Gaebel, R. McDonald,A. larkin, R. scott,W. McCulloch, Cook, G. Mansfield. Right Rear :- A. Cook, R. Stock, K. Kelton.

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Colour photograph of a horse with Light Horse saddlry and equipment. It was part of a static display at special screening of film " The Lighthorsemen " at Albury 11 September 1987.

Historical information

‘A’ Squadron 8/13 Victorian mounted Rifles hosted a special screening of the movie “The Lighthorsemen” at the Regent Theatre Albury on 11 September 1987. The official party included the Area Commander Albury-Wodonga Military Area, Honorary Colonel 8/13 VMR and Officer Commanding ‘a’ Squadron 8/13 VMR. The VMR Heritage Troop mounted a Lance-Guard in the theatre foyer and the Albury City Band played prior to the screening. Proceeds from the function were donated to Legacy.

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Four black and white photographs of soldiers dressed up as women for a concert party at Merauke, Dutch New Guinea 1944. Part of 20th Light Horse collection.

Historical information

Example of soldiers making their own entertainment while posted to remote location in New Guinea during WW11 The 20th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) was raised in 1920 as part of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Citizen Military Forces, with Headquarters at Seymour and depots along the Goulburn Valley from Mansfield to Tocumwal in southern NSW. In December 1941, 20th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) converted from horse to mechanised, initially as 20th Motor Regiment. In 1943 the Regiment was deployed to Merauke, Dutch New Guinea. Upon its return in April 1945, the Regiment was redesignated 20th Pioneer Battalion. It was disbanded following the end of the war. 20th Light Horse was the only light horse regiment to serve overseas in WWII.

Significance

This is one of a collection of photographs featuring a Light Horse regiment drawn from rural and regional Victoria on active service during World War 2 (1939-1945).

Inscriptions & Markings

" Lowell French, John Cole, Ballet Girls. "

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Black and white photograph of two men, one in civilian dress. One of a collection of photographs of 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regiment between 1948 and 1951.

Historical information

The 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles was raised as a regiment of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps on 1 May 1948 with Headquarters in Melbourne and squadrons in Sale, Benalla/Wangaratta and Albury. In 1955 Regimental Headquarters moved to Wangaratta and a second squadron was located at Albury. The Sale squadron transferred to 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse. In 1977 8/13 VMR Regiment was reduced to an independent squadron A Squadron 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles and in 1991 was linked with 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse forming the VMR Squadron of that regiment. Lieutenant Colonel Tom Fogarty was Commanding Officer of 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles 1948-1955.

Significance

Unique collection of photographs showing the first years of an armoured regiment of the post-Second World War era Citizen Military Forces showing equipment, uniforms, training and social activity and some personalities.

Inscriptions & Markings

" Lt. Colonel Tom Fogarty C.O. 8/13th VMR Puckapunyal 1950"

Manual

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Maroon coloured card covered Technical Manual User Handbook Semi Trailer, low Bed, 32 tonne, 6 dual Wheeled Steco. 56 pages bound with metal screws. Published by Australian Army circa 1980.

Historical information

8/13 VMR eas issued with these vehicles during annual exercises for recovery and transportation of vehicles. Part of a collection of workshop manuals and user handbooks relating to equipment on issue to 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles during the latter half of the twentieth century.

Significance

Part of a collection of workshop manuals and user handbooks relating to equipment on issue to 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles during the latter half of the twentieth century.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ink stamp on title page " 8/13 VMR Regimental Collection. "

Untitled

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Khaki heavy cloth beret with 'Rising Sun' badge and 20th Motor Regiment colour patch.

Historical information

In December 1941, 20th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles) converted from horse to mechanised initially as 20th Motor Regiment. In 1943 redesignated 20th Pioneer Battalion and deployed to Merauke, Dutch New Guinea. The regiment was disbanded at the end of the war, 1945. 20th Light Horse was the only one of the pre-war light horse regiments to serve overseas in WWII.

Significance

This object is well provenance and, in its condition and completeness, is a fine example of unusual headgear worn by Australian armoured corps soldiers in World War 2 (39-45).

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Black and white photograph of line of ten General Grant tanks parked close together along side of road. One of a collection of photographs of 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regiment between 1948 and 1951.

Historical information

The 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles was raised as a regiment of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps on 1 May 1948 with Headquarters in Melbourne and squadrons in Sale, Benalla/Wangaratta and Albury. In 1955 Regimental Headquarters moved to Wangaratta and a second squadron was located at Albury. The Sale squadron transferred to 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse. In 1977 8/13 VMR Regiment was reduced to an independent squadron A Squadron 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles and in 1991 was linked with 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse forming the VMR Squadron of that regiment.

Significance

Unique collection of photographs showing the first years of an armoured regiment of the post-Second World War era Citizen Military Forces showing equipment, uniforms, training and social activity and some personalities.

Inscriptions & Markings

' Grant training at Puckapunyal )