10TH LIGHT HORSE MILITIA – NOV 1939 to APR 1940

NAVAL BASE TRAINING FACILITY 1939 ONWARDS.

Please read further about 10th Light Horse Militia Regiment formed in 1939 – while 2nd AIF was being formed.

Militia units – such as 28th Battalion and 10th Light Horse Regiment – who were already organised and ready to train, were given precedence at their regular camps while the Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) was raised.’

‘All of these militia units using Naval Base as their exercise site meant that, when war was declared in September 1939, it was considered a regular militia site and was immediately held aside as army training grounds.’