Topic: Militia - LHV - 19/17
19th/17th Australian Light Horse
17th Australian (Prince of Wales Light Horse) Machine Gun Regiment, Training Camp Film
The photographs on this page are extracted from the colour footage taken of a troop from the 17th Australian (Prince of Wales Light Horse) Machine Gun Regiment in Australia during Easter Camp, sometime in the late 1930's. While filmed in the late 30's, the activities are timeless.
The clip details the day to day routine that was part of the life of a serving Light Horseman. Daily duties included "Stables" where the horse lines were mucked out, the horses groomed, fed and watered. This was a twice a day ritual. Part of this is captured in the latter part of the film footage. Other items include machine gun firing practice, cross country route marching, having lunch after feeding the horses, horseback wrestling and lines inspection.
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