Light Horse Re-enactment Groups
The Australian Light Horse ceased to exist in 1942. The units gave up their horses and were issued with tanks and armoured cars. Since that time various groups have
dressed in the uniforms of the past, and with their own horses created the
majesty of those bygone days. This page covers the re-enactment groups in
NSW who will gather to support the Reserve Forces commemoration of the 90th
anniversary of the Charge at Beersheba in 1917 at the National Parade in Sydney
on 1 July 2007. If you need more information on Light Horse re-enactors
including those in other states,
visit the Australian Light Horse Association website CLICK HERE.
| The NSW Light Horse Brigade
The NSW Light Horse Brigade is made up of volunteers from both ex services groups and interested civilian riders.
The aim of the Brigade is to perpetuate the memory and the military skills of the pre WWII Light Horse regiments both AIF and Militia before mechanisation and the formation of the Armoured Corp. The spirit and dash of the Light Horseman is alive and well in today’s troopers of the Royal Australian Armoured Corp.
The organisation and structure within NSW generally follows the historical Territorial Titles and Regimental designations that existed prior to mechanisation of the Light Horse units.
Today’s Troopers keep alive the traditions of the Light Horse through;
1. Kitting themselves and their horses out, at their own expense, with equipment and dress of the period represented by their Regiment;
2. Take active part in parades and commemorative events within their communities as well as national events such as the annual Reserve Forces Day parades in the last weekend in June and the first weekend in July of each year.
3. Take part in ANZAC Day services as well as commemorating Beersheba Day in October of each year.
4. Provide educational displays and talks to schools
5. Take part in Skill at arms tournaments i.e. Tent Pegging
If you are a rider interested in military equestrian skills or want to find out more about the Light Horse movement phone the Reserve Forces Day Council Light Horse Executive Officer George Baczocha on 02 8920 8383.
| The NSW Light Horse Re-enactment Groups
RFDC and ALHA Executive Group
ALHA Pres Sgt Phil Chalker Ph: 6297 1864 Email:
RFDC Dep Chair LTCOL John Moore Retd Ph: 9983 9387 Email:
RFDC LH Executive Officer George. Baczocha Ph: 8920 8383 Email:
Fort Chauvel Training Wing
The Training Wing provides and enhances military equestrian skills on behalf of the ALHA and interested parties. The Chief instructor is Insp Don Eyb APM (Retd) with support from NSWMP.
Training is provided through either;
1. the annual RFDC camp at Fort Chauvel, Maroubra Rifle Range
2. periodic workshops at selected regional centres
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A Troop Richmond Windsor Contact: S. Thomson Ph: 4576 5624
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NSWL Kurrajong Contact: R. Parker Ph: 4573 0681
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Hawkesbury Contact: Secretary / Events Coordinator Email:
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Merriwa Contact: T. Marshall Ph:6547 6072
Trundle Contact: A. Clarke Ph: 4362 1593
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Canberra (ACT) Contact: G. Berman Ph: 6248 7274
Bemboka Contact: B. Bobbin Ph: 6493 0319
Queanbeyan Contact: P. Chalker Ph: 6297 1864
Eurobodalla Contact: A. Feirer Ph: 4474 5940
Harden Contact: B. Dunn Ph: 6386 2150
Menangle Contact: Leonard Carter AFSM
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Qurindi Contact: T.Hough Ph: 6723 7358
Maj. J.F. Thomas Contact: J. Hamilton Ph: 6736 2465
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Warialda Contact: L/Cpl C. Allen Ph: 6729 1868
Riverina/Deniliquin Contact: R. Cooke Ph: 6922 7110
Illawara Contact: M. Hanson Ph: 4256 0123