slouch hat 26th Light Horse (Machine Gun)
From the Collection of 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection Building 129 Carlisle Drive North Bandiana Vic
- Khaki slouch hat with colour patch on puggaree and rising Sun badge on turned up brim.
- military, slouch hat, light horse, machine gun, world, world war two, wwii, cmf
- Colour patch identifies the hat as belonging to a member of the 26th Light Horse (Machine Gun) Regiment, a CMF (militia) regiment raised around Geelong and western Victoria c.1939. First tasked with coastal defence in south-western Victoria and later Western Australia.
- rare example of headgear of a CMF regiment from Victoria mobilised for defence of mainland Australia during World War Two.
- Stamped inside band: V553 / 6 7/8 / 1942
- 21 Aug 2020 at 3:40PM