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Title: The midday rest : watering the horses of the 10th Light Horse after training at Naval Base, 1940
Imprint: Perth : Western Mail, 1940
Notes: Published in The Western Mail, 26 December 1940. Taken by well-known photographer F.W. Flood and printed as part of the Western Mail's Christmas edition as a full-page photograph. Digital copy taken from microfilm at State Library of WA in 2018.
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Summary: During the 10th Light Horse regiment's four-month training camp at Naval Base in early 1940, training exercises were regularly carried out with horses and men in full kit. Training could involve bush skirmishes, beach marches, or swimming the horses. The 600 men in camp were mostly from the rural South-West, leaving farm work behind and bringing their own horses to train for possible deployment overseas, though this never eventuated and they remained a home defence force.
Subject: Cockburn Region (W.A.) -- Naval Base
Military training camps -- Cockburn Region (W.A.)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cockburn region (W.A.)
The midday rest : watering the horses of the 10th Light Horse after training at Naval Base, 1940

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