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1   ALH Forum Notices & Forum Rules / ALHA Members Information / ALHA membership for 2014/2015 is now due on: 15 July 2014, 07:22:55 am
Dear Members

ALHA membership for 2014/2015 is now due.

Those members that have renewed, your cards have been processed and are in the post.

If you have lost your renewal form please click on the following link.
http://www.lighthorse.org.au/news/alha-membership-renewals-2014-2015
2   General Category - This forum is for general discussion topics. / General Discussion / ALHA membership for 2014/2015 is now due on: 15 July 2014, 07:21:19 am
Dear Members

ALHA membership for 2014/2015 is now due.

Those members that have renewed, your cards have been processed and are in the post.

If you have lost your renewal form please click on the following link.

http://www.lighthorse.org.au/news/alha-membership-renewals-2014-2015
3   General Category - This forum is for general discussion topics. / General Discussion / Armed with a camera, a blacksmith went to war. on: 24 April 2013, 01:16:25 pm
In 1916 Donald McBean did just that, read his story below:



http://www.theage.com.au/national/armed-with-his-camera-a-blacksmith-went-to-war-20130420-2i7ce.html
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/forgotten-stories-emerge-in-black-and-white-20130420-2i71r.html
4   Research - For those that are seeking information / Equipment / Re: Neck Chains on: 19 April 2013, 10:23:12 am
Hi Richard

The chain is fitted in the same manner as the white rope.
1 Chain goes threw the lower round ring on the headstall - the one closest to the horses chin.
2 The T piece on the end of the chain passes through the ring at the other end - tighten to ring on headstall.
3 The chain then goes round the horses neck.
4 The T piece passes through the slot in the middle of the chain, turn T piece and lock into position.

Do not use a rope to lead the horse, this is inappropriate. Use the reins from the bridle as is appropriate.
Anything else you need to know just ask, we're old hands at it.

Regards
Debbie
5   General Category - This forum is for general discussion topics. / General Discussion / Re: Fromelles - More Diggers honoured 95 years after the battle. on: 11 April 2013, 11:46:09 pm


ANOTHER five Australian soldiers killed in the World War I Battle of Fromelles have been identified.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-11/fromelles-diggers-identified/4623996

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/five-more-fromelles-wwi-dead-identified/story-e6frf7kf-1226618213790
6   General Category - This forum is for general discussion topics. / Upcoming Events - Can also be placed directly on the Forum Calendar / Events this weekend - 5th, 6th & & 7th April 2013 on: 05 April 2013, 06:13:29 am
AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL OPEN DAY - Canberra Saturday 6th

ALHA members will be in attendance all day with a static display, including horses and giving talks on the history of the Australian Light Horse, its uniform and equipment throughout the day.
http://www.awm.gov.au/sites/default/files/Open%20Day%20Program.PDF

The Dardanup Commemorative Light Horse Tattoo will be held on Saturday 6 April 2013 to commemorate the 100th anniversary 25th Light Horse Regiment Training Camp at Dardanup.

This one day event will take place at the Dardanup Equestrian Centre and will incorporate a range of activities and demonstrations including a mounted action Skill at Arms display, Dismount for Action display, hurdles, tent pegging and a cross country Regimental Challenge Cup: Light Horseman vs Stock horsemen.
http://www.dardanup.wa.gov.au/_content/documents/Community/Events/Dardanup%20Commemorative%20Light%20Horse%20Tattoo%2006%20April%202013

The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival - Corryong Victoria 5th - 7th April

Our members will be in attendance for the weekend at the reenactment, street parade and at the recreation ground.
http://bushfestival.com.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/2013-FINAL-PROGRAM1.pdf
7   General Category - This forum is for general discussion topics. / Upcoming Events - Can also be placed directly on the Forum Calendar / Guyra CHALLENGE is on the 8th, 9th & 10th March 2013. on: 25 January 2013, 01:24:44 pm
Guyra CHALLENGE  is on the 8th, 9th & 10th March 2013. Guyra Showground, Guyra NSW

Friday:
Register and Practice starting @ 1.00 pm. followed by a BBQ dinner and a social evening to sort out team draws etc.
Saturday:
7.00 am Breakfast. 
8.30 am Mounted warm up drill. 
9.00 am Competition starts over 8 events. Lunch and Smokos at the judges discretion. At the completion presentation of prizes to winning section and Individuals. A pub bus for drinks and dinner.
Sunday:
7.00 am Breakfast.
8.00 am bus to Guyra S.S.A. Range Greenhills Rd.
9.00 am Shoot. 
11.00 am. Leave for Guyra. Lunch and Depart for your respective homes.
$30.00 cover charge for meals except for Saturday night. Ammunition and bus will be extra but at cost.
Troops wishing to compete as a section are most welcome.  Rest of us will be allocated to a section after a brief meeting on Friday evening.   
Events to be competed.
Obstacle Race; Dismount for action; Dummy Thrust; Hurdles ; Skill at Arms (this is the Individual event);Tentpegging ; Despatch Race; Rescue Race; Sunday Rifle Shoot distance 200m.
 
Further information contact:
Wayne Mills
Phone: 02 67791552 
Email: mawarra@live.com.au
 

8   Research - For those that are seeking information / Photos, letters, diaries etc. / Quinn's Post on: 09 January 2013, 05:13:42 am
Around nine each weekday morning in the winter of 1922, Old Bob Cozier's sulky left the Queanbeyan Post Office in Monaro Street.

Among the postcards, invitations, postal orders, bills and birthday cards Old Bob carried were a succession of letters addressed to ''Mr C. E. W. Bean, Official Historian, Tuggeranong Homestead''. They bore the postage stamps of the Post Master General's Department, with the head of King George V in dignified profile, in dull shades of violet, bluish green and rose and in various denominations - sixpence or perhaps a shilling, depending upon their weight and the distance they had come. Many had travelled a considerable way, carried by coastal steamer and mail train across the Commonwealth. Most came from Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia, from what Charles Bean had described, in the first volume of his official history (published the year before) as the ''outer states''.


An Australian soldier lies wounded at Anzac Cove on the day of the Gallipoli landing, April 25, 1915. This scene is looking along the beach to the north. Photo: Philip Schuller (The Age Gallipoli Pictures).

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/entertainment/books/quinns-post-20130108-2cej0.html#ixzz2HPcsXh78
9   General Category - This forum is for general discussion topics. / General Discussion / QUEENSLAND, TASMANIA AND VICTORIA CURRENT FIRE WARNINGS & INCIDENTS LINKS on: 07 January 2013, 03:37:12 pm
QUEENSLAND
http://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.html

TASMANIA
http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colCurrentBushfires
http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colGMapBushfires

VICTORIA
http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/total-fire-bans-and-ratings/
http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/warnings-and-incidents/
10   General Category - This forum is for general discussion topics. / General Discussion / TOTAL FIRE BAN NSW & ACT STATEWIDE - FRIDAY 11TH JANUARY on: 07 January 2013, 03:30:31 pm
NSW :


ACT:
http://esa.act.gov.au/community-information/incidents-map/
11   General Category - This forum is for general discussion topics. / General Discussion / Re: New Unit History Book - 1st Light Horse AIF at Gallipoli on: 07 January 2013, 11:29:16 am
Life breathed back into Digger’s words:

Read the ful article here: http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/1217911/life-breathed-back-into-diggers-words/?cs=12

12   Research - For those that are seeking information / WW1 / Graveside dedication for forgotten Gallipoli veteran - Trooper Harry Fry on: 11 November 2012, 07:11:02 am
Trooper Harry Fry



Service No: 488
Rank:   Private
Other Ranks:    Trooper
Unit:   5 Light Horse Regiment


This Remembrance Day there'll be a military graveside service in Armidale to honour a Gallipoli veteran who was buried in an unmarked grave in 1929.
The ceremony for the forgotten digger will (fittingly) take place on Remembrance Day at 12 noon in the Anglican portion of the Armidale Lawn Cemetery. The community is being encouraged to witness Trooper Fry being given the belated formal military send-off that he deserved.

Read more here:
http://www.armidaleindependent.com.au/wordpress/index.php/2012/11/military-service-for-forgotten-soldier/

http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2012/11/09/3629615.htm?site=newengland
13   General Category - This forum is for general discussion topics. / Upcoming Events - Can also be placed directly on the Forum Calendar / Remembrance Day - 11th November 2012 on: 10 November 2012, 10:34:20 am
Remembrance Day - 11th November 2012

14   General Category - This forum is for general discussion topics. / General Discussion / Remember Me - The lost Diggers of Vignacourt Exhibition on: 02 November 2012, 07:54:32 pm





An intriguing exhibition at the AWM: http://www.awm.gov.au/exhibitions/remember-me/:

    The small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines. For much of the First World War it was a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme. Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt tells the story of how one enterprising photographer took the opportunity of this passing traffic to establish a business taking portrait photographs.

    Captured on glass, printed into postcards and posted home, the photographs made by the Thuillier family enabled Australian soldiers to maintain a fragile link with loved ones in Australia. The Thuillier collection covers many of the significant aspects of Australian involvement on the Western Front, from military life to the friendships and bonds formed between the soldiers and civilians. The exhibition showcases a selection of the photographs as handmade traditional darkroom prints and draws on the Memorial’s own collections to tell the story of these men in their own voices.
15   General Category - This forum is for general discussion topics. / Upcoming Events - Can also be placed directly on the Forum Calendar / 11th LIGHT HORSE - WARWICK MONTROSE TROOP on: 25 October 2012, 12:32:29 pm
11th LIGHT HORSE - WARWICK MONTROSE TROOP will be attending the Warwick Rodeo street parade, full Troop, parade starts at 12.00pm.


Photo Ian Mace
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