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Monday, 22 September 2014 00:00

QAMR 150th Anniversary Featured

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2014 marks the 150th birthday of New Zealand's oldest Army regiment, Queen Alexandra's Mounted Rifle.

To mark this milestone, the regiment which is based at Linton, paraded around The Square in Palmerston North on Saturday. 

Soldiers, riflemen on horseback and small tanks were all part of this spectacle which attracted many people from around the Manawatu, even on a day which was very drizzly and breezy! Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae inspected the horses.

The QAMR served in both World Wars, and more recently served in Bosnia-Herzegovina and East Timor.

 

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