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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

Description
Khaki slouch hat with colour patch on puggaree and rising Sun badge on turned up brim.
Object Registration
5705
Keywords
military, slouch hat, light horse, machine gun, world, world war two, wwii, cmf
Historical information
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.
Significance
rare example of headgear of a CMF regiment from Victoria mobilised for defence of mainland Australia during World War Two.
Inscriptions & Markings
Stamped inside band: V553 / 6 7/8 / 1942
Last updated
21 Aug 2020 at 3:40PM