Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

QLD: Captain Adele Catts - "The Australian Light Horse in WW I"

  • 18 Oct 2017
  • 12:00 - 14:00
  • RUSI Hall Victoria Barracks Petrie Terrace Brisbane


  • Members and Guests/Non Members

Registration is closed

RUSIQ Lecture Programme,   Notice

Wednesday, 18 October 2017;  1200,  RUSI Hall, Victoria Barracks

  “The Australian Light Horse in WWI”

Presented by: CAPT Adele Catt

31 October 2017, is the 100th anniversary of the famous charge by the 4Th and 12th Light Horse Regiments at Beersheba. But there is much more to the story than this one event. CAPT Catts can’t cover everything in this rich saga, but she will attempt to highlight a number of other battles and key aspects of the desert campaign. Most importantly, she will also attempt to debunk some of the more common myths that abound, and to excite listeners to study this area in more detail.

The mounted soldier is one of the most evocative symbols in Australian military history. He is part of the Australian Army Heritage.

The history of the ALH is a great story, which becomes better as one grasps more of the facts and detail.

CAPT Adele Catts enlisted in the Australian Army Reserve (WRAAC) on 11 February 1981.

She had an early taste of “Museums”, in 1983, when she worked at Army Museum, NSW whilst studying. In 1993 she completed the “Army Curator’s Course” at the AWM, and was posted as Curator at the 3rd/9th Light Horse (SAMR) Museum in Adelaide. She has completed a further 5 University courses in Museum studies.

CAPT Catts became well known in southern Queensland circles during her 18 years as Curator of the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (QMI) Museum at Enoggera. In July 2013 she was posted to Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, as the Manager, Army Museum  South Queensland, her current posting.

CAPT Catts attended the centenary celebrations of the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa, 2000, and Gallipoli and Beersheba, 2008, in an official capacity. She was an Honorary ADC to two Queensland Governors (2003-08) 

To register to attend this lecture, please phone the Secretary: Mr Rick Jeffreys OAM,   0411 511 369, or email to by Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Bookings are essential for Security and Catering purposes!!

Access to Victoria Barracks requires that all attendees be registered for the lecture and to have their names checked off a list at the entrance to RUSI Hall. Names will also be registered with Base Security

The cost is $10.00 for RUSI Members; and $15.00 for non-members  (includes lunch)

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