11th August 2020

Uniform Buttons

4th/19th Prince of Wales Light Horse

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In 1948 three former regiments, including the famous 4th Light Horse, were merged to form this unit of the Citizens Military Force. It continues today as a cavalry regiment of the Army Reserve.

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) 2nd March 1934 page 14. Member s of the 17th Prince of Wales Light Horse in training.


Royal Australian Corps of Signals

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RA Signals provides electronic warfare as well as information and communication technology to support the Army. It was formed in 1906. In 1911 it was merged with the Australian Engineers, only to be separated again in 1925. It was conferred the Royal designation in 1948.

The West Australian, 22nd April 1949 page 7.

1st/15th Royal New South Wales Lancers

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The Sydney Light Horse Volunteers was established in 1885. In 1956 it merged with the 15th Northern Rivers Lancers to form the current regiment. It is a Australian Army Reserve Light Cavalry (Reconnaissance) Regiment.

On the back of the card: “Undoubtedly the oldest cavalry regiment in Australia, the N.S.W. Lancers was formed in 1885 and named the Sydney Light Horse. The title was changed in 1894 to N.S.W. Lancer Regiment, and this was one of the first to serve in the Boer War. The Regiment also was service in World War I and World War II.”

The Biz (NSW), 18th November 1964 page 1.