Street parade to mark Lancers' 125 years

SPECIAL 000000 CCH.News.Merchant mariners.07-12-02 Retired Sergeant Ralph Johnson of the Royal NSW Lancers armoured regiment.at the commerative service today. Pic By Ryan Osland

SPECIAL 000000 CCH.News.Merchant mariners.07-12-02 Retired Sergeant Ralph Johnson of the Royal NSW Lancers armoured regiment.at the commerative service today. Pic By Ryan Osland

The nation's military history will come alive as Parramatta celebrates more than 125 years of the Royal NSW Lancers with a street parade through the CBD on August 30.

It will feature cavalry, tanks, armoured vehicles and the modern day regiment and band.

The Parramatta Lancers Parade, which marks the raising of the 1st Light Horse (Australian Imperial Force) in 1914, now known as the 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers, commemorates 100 years since the declaration of World War I.

The historic parade will be attended by the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and depict an overview of the Lancers' history from 1885.

Lancers in historic uniforms will march alongside modern-day soldiers.

The parade will commence at Parramatta Park at 1.30pm, proceed along Macquarie Street and finish at the Lancer Barracks in Smith Street. A family fun day will be held at the Lancer Barracks following the parade, from 2pm to 6pm.

Details: discoverparramatta.com/LancerParade

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