Peaked Hat - Army - Military Uniform
From the Collection of Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch Cnr Merri & Liebig Streets Warrnambool Victoria
- Woolen khaki peaked hat has a central head band with solid peak connected to the lower front of the head band. The top is high at the front and protrudes out from the headband about 3cm on all sides. There is a brown leather chinstrap on the lower front of the headband above the peak and this has a slide extension that can be enlarged to go under the neck to keep the hat in position in high winds. The chin strap in connected to the headband with two plastic button that have queens crown above a map of Australia. Affixed to the front of the headband above the peak is the Artillery Corps metal hat badge in gold colouring. The interior of the top of the hat has a cotton lining under the woollen exterior and then a plastic protective lining to avoid sweat bleeding onto the exterior.
- Date unknown - Manufacture: Commonwealth Government Clothing Factory, Melbourne
- As an historic army uniform with an association to Victoria this item is of local historic and social significance. It is also in very good condition.
- A cloth badge with the makers name sewn to the cloth lining and covered by the plastic protective layer.
- 15 Apr 2019 at 1:50PM