NZ's oldest regiment turns 150

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A military parade has been held  in Palmerston North to mark the 150th anniversary of one of this country’s oldest regiments.
The Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles was formed in 1864.
the regiment fought in the New Zealand Land Wars and every conflict since involving this country, including the Boer War and at Gallipoli.
The regiment is based at the Linton Military Camp and the parade was watched by Governor-General, Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae.
The regiment’s commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Sholto Stephens said the parade will be a chance to pay tribute to all those who have served in the regiment.
He said the regiment is a unique combination of man and machine as a fighting force. The regiment stopped using horses in 1939.
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