S051-AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE SLOUCH HAT 180 X 130MM ( 5 X 7 INCH) HOOP

U and I Unique Embroidery and Art

$3.50 

Light horse

AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE SLOUCH HAT

DIGITIZED FOR THE 5 X 7 INCH (180 X 130MM) HOOP

Origianal artwork by Peter McKinnon

Throughout history, mounted troops have been known as elite men of arms. The Australian Light Horse was no different and wore a decoration worthy of their distinction.

 

Originating from the Queensland mounted troops, the tradition of wearing an emu plume became synonymous with the light horse and inseparable from its legend. Appreciating a practical joke, when asked about their plumes, First AIF light horsemen pulled many legs by replying that they were, in fact, "kangaroo feathers".