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Come along tomorrow to help commemorate the unveiling of a plaque to the horses and men of the 8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Riflesat the Phar Lap Racecourse, Timaru  at 2pm.

8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles c. 1910

8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles c. 1910

Members of the public are invited to wear period costume to help commemorate the 8th South Canterbury Regiment of the Mounted Rifles leaving Timaru for World War I 100 years ago. Soldiers from the 2/4 Battalion will be present as well as Air Force and Army Cadets. Guest speakers include Mayor Damon Odey, MP Jo Goodhew and William Rolleston.

The event will be held adjacent to the Phar Lap statue. Parking off SH1 available, but the entrance will be closed for the ceremony at 1.45 pm