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The Victorian Mounted Rifles was a militia unit of the Victorian Independent State. Originally formed as a mobile unit to patrol and protect the colonists in Mallowford Province from and dangerous wildlife, part of the unit defected to the in , after being ordered to evict colonists living beyond lands authorized for settlement, and deter others from doing so by demolishing the houses and farms of the aforementioned colonists after evicting them.
The defectors, while numbering only nine, stole seven Victorian Independent Underground State unit, the defectors surrendered, with their leader, Corporal Preston Reese, speaking to the rebels and describing their situation. Held and questioned for several days at a nearby rebel-sympathetic village that was used by the unit as a base of operations, the defectors were soon released and integrated, with their vehicles being used for quick hit-and-run attacks on supply convoys., three armed with ninety millimeter recoilless rifles, and four armed with . Coming upon a
During the UNSC evacuation from the planet in, the rebel unit, renamed from its original name of 'Mallowford Rifle Company' to 'Victorian Mounted Rifles', captured a convoy carrying seeds, harvested crops, and even some soil from the fertile province, to a nearby spaceport for transfer to the . In the aftermath of the coup, in contrast to most other militia units, the Mounted Rifles remained fully active, with ninety-five personnel in its ranks.