Description: Colour Patch – 5th Motor Regiment (Previously known as 5th Light Horse Regiment)
Condition: Very Good
Comments: Colour Patch – 5th Motor Regiment – Now a scarce and highly desirable armoured/motorised unit colour patch. Worn between 1941 and 1943.
Reference: KG 478
The 5th Light Horse Regiment (Wide Bay and Burnett Light Horse) (QMI) was a Light Horse militia unit in Queensland. On 1st October, 1918 as part of a army renumbering scheme, it became the 5th Light Horse Regiment (Wide Bay and Burnett Light Horse) (QMI). This scheme was adopted so that Citizen Military Force (CMF) units would take on the numerical designations of their A.I.F. counterparts which had been raised in the same areas. The 2nd Light Horse Regiment (Moreton Light Horse) (QMI) adopted the battle honours of the 5th Light Horse Regiment A.I.F.
It was redesignated the 5th Australian Motor Regiment in December 1941 and was disbanded in 1943.