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12th/16th Hunter River Lancers

The 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers (12/16 HRL) is an Australian Army Reserve light armoured regiment. The regiment forms part of the 8th Brigade, attached to the 2nd Division and draws its members from regional centres in northern New South Wales.

12/16 HRL was formed on 1 May 1948, although it draws its lineage from units that were originally formed in the 1880s. 

It is currently a Light Cavalry Scout unit and equipped with Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles. 

In recent years the Regiment has provided individuals as reinforcements to round-out Regular Army units deploying overseas on peacekeeping operations and operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The motto of 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers is 'Virtutis Fortuna Comes', which is Latin for ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’.

Last updated
13 December 2016
Army: Courage. Initiative. Respect. Teamwork.
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