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From the Collection of 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection Building 129 Carlisle Drive North Bandiana Vic

Description
Khaki heavy cloth beret with 'Rising Sun' badge and 8th Cavalry Regiment colour patch.
Size
220mm x 40mm
Object Registration
0193
Keywords
beret, 8th cavalry regiment
Historical information
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.
When Made
1943 circa
Significance
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).
Last updated
11 Oct 2017 at 2:46PM