Western Australia’s 10th Light Horse Regiment (10LH) was re-raised in Perth on 10 October – on the regiments 107th anniversary.
CAPTION: Members of the 10th Light Horse Regiment and the 10th Light Horse Memorial Troop stand in front of the regiments modern steed. Photo by Sergeant Gary Dixon.
A service and ceremonial parade was held in Perth to re-raise the 10th Light Horse Regiment and honour its distinguished service record.
Assistant Minister for Defence Andrew Hastie said it was a significant milestone for the Australian Army in enhancing capability and Defence in Western Australia.
“Western Australia is at the forward edge of the Australian Army’s modernisation program,” Mr Hastie said.
“We are growing the 13th Brigade cavalry-scout capability by equipping it with 10 cutting-edge, Aussie-made Hawkei protected mobility vehicles.
“A Squadron, 10th Light Horse will grow in size to form a highly capable and modern cavalry regiment in Western Australia.
“Unit numbers will grow to approximately 170 serving members by late 2022.”
Mr Hastie said the 10th Light Horse Regiment was a distinguished army unit.
“Western Australians are proud of its service record and rightly welcome its restoration to full strength.
“The 10th Light Horse Regiment dates back to the Great War, being raised as the Western Australian Mounted Infantry, with its lineage tracing back to the period of the colonial militia of Western Australia.
“The 10th Light Horse’s traditional role has been cavalry operations – and will remain so,” Mr Hastie said.