|Place||Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Palestine|
|Physical description||Leather; String|
|Place made||United Kingdom|
First World War, 1914-1918
Horse's fly veil : Australian Light Horse, AIF
Horse's fly veil featuring a strip of brown leather to which is attached a large number of lengths of string cords which hang to form a fringe. At one end of the leather strip is stamped an '8', at the other is 'Cd.15'.
This British-made horse's fly veil was used by an Australian Light Horse unit in Palestine.
Attracted to the moisture in the animal's eyes, flies were both an annoyance and a serious threat to the health of the horses of the Light Horse. These fly veils were attached to the brow band of a horse's bridle and protected the animal's eyes from the ever-present flies in Sinai and Palestine campaigns.