Topic: AIF - Lighthorse
Australian Light Horse
Roles within the Regiment
The following entries dealing with the roles and duties within the hierarchy of a light horse regiment are extracted from a very informative handbook called The Bushman’s Military Guide, 1898. While written in 1898, the information contained in the entries held true for the next twenty years with only minor modifications with the principles remaining as current then as now.
(1.) To be well mounted, good riders, a good ear for music, and capable of blowing any call required whether at a gallop in the field or during Camp. He should have a watch timed with that of the Adjutant, Sergeant-Major, and headquarters clock in Camp. All calls to be sounded punctually at the time set down in Regimental Orders.
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Citation: Australian Light Horse, Roles within the Regiment, Trumpeters