Remembrance Day to include 10th Light Horse Memorial Troop

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The 10th Light Horse Memorial Troop will take part in the Yanchep Two Rocks RSL 2021 Remembrance Day service.

THE Remembrance Day service on Thursday, November 11 will include a special program involving the district’s schools and the 10th Light Horse Memorial Troop, which has historic links to the Yanchep area.

Yanchep Two Rocks RSL president Bill Jones said this year, due to the last-minute cancellation of Anzac Day services a special program involving the district’s schools had been developed.

Mr Jones said they had invited up to 10 students and their supervisors from each school with family members and the public also encouraged to attend.

He said most of schools in the area including Yanchep Secondary College along with Two Rocks, Yanchep Beach, Yanchep Lagoon and Yanchep Rise primary schools had responded to the invitation.

Two members of the 10th Light Horse Memorial Troop and their horses have been booked.

Other members will be there to run a display and information session about the regiment, which was re-raised on October 10 during a ceremony also marking its 107th anniversary since 1914.

Assistant Defence Minister Andrew Hastie said the squadron would become a highly capable and modern cavalry unit with about 170 serving members by late 2022.

“While the 10th Light Horse’s traditional role has been cavalry operations – and will remain so – modern capability and platforms will also enable them to help regional and local communities during natural disasters and other crises,’’ he said.

The link between the 10th Light Horse Regiment and the Yanchep area is the 10th Light Horse Heritage Trail (near the Wanneroo Rd and Neerabup Rd intersection in Neerabup) where the regiment was based during World War II.

Their training and patrols would extend north to Yanchep National Park and the No. 227 Radar Station Bunkers just north of the national park entrance.

Form-up for the 2021 Remembrance Day service at Yanchep National Park is at 10.30am for a 10.45am start.