From the Collection of 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection Building 129 Carlisle Drive North Bandiana Vic
- Khaki heavy cloth beret with 'Rising Sun' badge and 8th Cavalry Regiment colour patch.
- 220mm x 40mm
- beret, 8th cavalry regiment
- In December 1941 8th Light Horse (Indi) converted from horse to mechanised initially as 8th Reconnaissance Battalion then in July 1942 became 8th Cavalry Regiment. Served in Northern Territory. As Japanese threat to the mainland declined the regiment was disbanded March 1944.
- 1943 circa
- This object is well provenance and, in its condition and completeness, is a fine example of unusual headgear worn by Australian armoured corps soldiers in World War 2 (39-45).
- 11 Oct 2017 at 2:46PM