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3rd/9th Light Horse (South Australian Mounted Rifles)

3rd/9th Light Horse (South Australian Mounted Rifles) is an Army Reserve unit, located in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, and is structured for light cavalry operations.

3rd/9th Light Horse (South Australian Mounted Rifles) has the capability to conduct reconnaissance, security, offensive and defensive operations and can operate independently for extended periods over large distances.

The Squadron consists of a Headquarters and three Troops; a Protected Mobility Troop, a Mounted Reconnaissance Troop and a Dismounted Reconnaissance Troop.

The Squadron is equipped with the Australian Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle, and the Land Rover, Regional Force Surveillance Vehicle.

As members of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps, we are mission-focussed, have a bias for action, display technical and tactical excellence. We are highly disciplined, always adaptable, and capable of fighting mounted and dismounted.

As Light Horsemen, we carry the heritage and traditions of the Australian Light Horse and its forebears.

The motto of 3rd/9th Light Horse (South Australian Mounted Rifles) is ‘Nec Aspera Terrent’, which is Latin for ‘Difficulties be Damned’.

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