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Re: 5th Light Horse

From: Rob Thomas
Date: 11/24/00
Time: 8:56:47 PM
Remote Name: 203.147.163.198

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Jenni, 5th Light Horse was a regiment which was part of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade..... Its easy really,,,,, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Regiments are the First Brigade, 5th, 6th & 7th were the 2nd Brigade. 8th, 9th & 10th were the 3rd Brigade. 4th, 11th & 12th were the 4th Brigade and 14th and 15th and French troops were the 5th Brigade. 13th Light Horse Regiment was not part of the brigades post Gallipoli when they were all reorganised,,,,, they went to France as corp cavalry. Check out the Australian Defence Force Acadamy web site for the A.I.F. pages.

There is a regimental history of the 5th but it is very rare,,,,, for a good over view of the regiment get a copy of "The Desert Column" by Idriess,,,,,,, it is still in print and is a very good and easy read. Probably the best starting point for anyone who is starting to learn about the Light Horse.


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