© 2016 - 2021 Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association Western Australia Branch Inc.
History The Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association Western Australian Branch Inc. was founded in 1945 to represent serving and past serving members of the CORPS. During that time it has had a strong affiliation with the 10LH Regiment with many Association members having served with that unit. The Association represents the interests of current serving members of the now A SQN 10LH that provides a CAV & APC capacity to 3 Brigade of the Australian Army Reserve raised in Western Australia. RAACA WA is a foundation Association member of the RAAC Corporation Ltd and was incorporated in 2009. During World War 2, most Australians who served in Armour did not get the chance to serve outside Australia. When peace came, these men and their leaders were aware that they might lose their identity as members of a unique branch of The Australian Army because, through no fault of their own, they had not been sent to serve overseas. The Western Australian Branch was formed in 1945 as part of a national organisation with the following intentions: Continued friendships with others who served in Armour Pension and Welfare advice in times of trouble, for members and their families Social Activities enjoying comradeship with fellow members of Armour Newsletter sent free from your State branch with news and views to keep members up to date Memorabilia - a wide range of CORPS and 10LH memorabilia available through membership of RAACA WA . Members over the years have enjoyed all of the benefits above and in the late 90’s the Association members of the 10th Light Horse Regiment joined with us. For many years the unit provided a venue for meetings for the Association up to 2005 when the opportunity was taken to renovate an old married quarters, Cambrai House located within Irwin Barracks which has served as our HQ since then. Our membership covers all current and past serving members of the Corps with many having served in the 10th Light Horse Regiment and ARMD and CAV units of the Corps including other Corps members who have served in Armour. We provide on ground services in Western Australia and invite all members of other National Associations to join with us. 'A' SQN 10LH is the current Armoured Corps presence in the ARMY ORBAT located in Western Australia and with our members enjoying their hospitality on a number of commemorative occasions during the year. While the name of the 10th Light Horse originated in the first months of World War I, the Regiment traces its ceremonial lineage to mounted infantry units of the Colonial militia of Western Australia, raised during the late 19th century, such as the Western Australian Mounted Infantry. Consequently, its battle honours include: ‘South Africa’ (Boer War) and; ‘Gallipoli’, ‘Gaza- Beersheba’, ‘Jerusalem’, ‘Megiddo’ and ‘Damascus’ (WW I). At present, four-wheel-drive Land Rovers and six-wheel-drive trucks, known as Interim Infantry Mobility Vehicles, comprise the regiment's key operational vehicles. It is part of the 13th Brigade, a reserve formation encompassing most reserve personnel in WA and is based at Irwin Barracks, Karrakatta, where it consists of one Squadron. Because of its operational role, the Regiment's administrative grouping is the Royal Australian Armoured Corps. The Squadron has deployed members to the Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and Afghanistan. It has also supported regional operations including OP Resolute and OP Amulet.  
Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association
Western Australia Branch Inc.
Unit Colour Patch The motto of the 10th Light Horse is:Percute et Percute Velociter (Latin: "Strike and Strike Swiftly")
© 2016 - 2021 Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association Western Australia Branch Inc
History The Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association Western Australian Branch Inc. was founded in 1945 to represent serving and past serving members of the CORPS. During that time it has had a strong affiliation with the 10LH Regiment with many Association members having served with that unit. The Association represents the interests of current serving members of the now A SQN 10LH that provides a CAV & APC capacity to 3 Brigade of the Australian Army Reserve raised in Western Australia. RAACA WA is a foundation Association member of the RAAC Corporation Ltd and was incorporated in 2009. During World War 2, most Australians who served in Armour did not get the chance to serve outside Australia. When peace came, these men and their leaders were aware that they might lose their identity as members of a unique branch of The Australian Army because, through no fault of their own, they had not been sent to serve overseas. The Western Australian Branch was formed in 1945 as part of a national organisation with the following intentions: Continued friendships with others who served in Armour Pension and Welfare advice in times of trouble, for members and their families Social Activities enjoying comradeship with fellow members of Armour Newsletter sent free from your State branch with news and views to keep members up to date Memorabilia - a wide range of CORPS and 10LH memorabilia available through membership of RAACA WA . Members over the years have enjoyed all of the benefits above and in the late 90’s the Association members of the 10th Light Horse Regiment joined with us. For many years the unit provided a venue for meetings for the Association up to 2005 when the opportunity was taken to renovate an old married quarters, Cambrai House located within Irwin Barracks which has served as our HQ since then. Our membership covers all current and past serving members of the Corps with many having served in the 10th Light Horse Regiment and ARMD and CAV units of the Corps including other Corps members who have served in Armour. We provide on ground services in Western Australia and invite all members of other National Associations to join with us. 'A' SQN 10LH is the current Armoured Corps presence in the ARMY ORBAT located in Western Australia and with our members enjoying their hospitality on a number of commemorative occasions during the year. While the name of the 10th Light Horse originated in the first months of World War I, the Regiment traces its ceremonial lineage to mounted infantry units of the Colonial militia of Western Australia, raised during the late 19th century, such as the Western Australian Mounted Infantry. Consequently, its battle honours include: ‘South Africa’ (Boer War) and; ‘Gallipoli’, ‘Gaza-Beersheba’, ‘Jerusalem’, ‘Megiddo’ and ‘Damascus’ (WW I). At present, four-wheel-drive Land Rovers and six-wheel-drive trucks, known as Interim Infantry Mobility Vehicles, comprise the regiment's key operational vehicles. It is part of the 13th Brigade, a reserve formation encompassing most reserve personnel in WA and is based at Irwin Barracks, Karrakatta, where it consists of one Squadron. Because of its operational role, the Regiment's administrative grouping is the Royal Australian Armoured Corps. The Squadron has deployed members to the Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and Afghanistan. It has also supported regional operations including OP Resolute and OP Amulet.  
Unit Colour Patch The motto of the 10th Light Horse is:Percute et Percute Velociter (Latin: "Strike and Strike Swiftly")
Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association
Western Australia Branch Inc.