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2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry)

2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry)
The 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) (2/14 LHR (QMI)) is a regiment of the Australian Army and forms part of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps.

The Regiment is equipped with ASLAV vehicles used in the armoured reconnaissance role and is assigned to the 7th Brigade based in Brisbane.

The 2/14 LHR (QMI) was formed in 1952, though sentimentally traces its lineage to 1860.  Consequently, there was a claim that it was the oldest Australian Regular Army unit through the antecedent units 2nd Moreton Light Horse (QMI) and the 14th West Moreton Light Horse (QMI) and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010.

In March 2005 the regiment became a completely regular unit to meet the Army's increased operational tempo.  Since this date elements of the regiment has made a number of operational deployments. 

2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) has contributed a number of Security Detachment (SECDET) rotations to Iraq.  In 2006, A Squadron was deployed to Iraq to serve as part of the third rotation of the Al Muthanna Task Group which became the first rotation of Overwatch Battle Group (West).

More recently the unit has contributed forces to the Australian Task Force in Afghanistan as part of Operation Slipper. Individuals from 2nd/14th LHR (QMI) are also used to round out 2nd Cavalry Regiment deployments and vice versa.

The motto of 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment is ‘Forward’.

Last updated
14 December 2016
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