got this one coming to me from the bay, 1941 dated and made by Failsworth Hat LTD, size 6 & 3/4.
The real attraction for me was that it is flashed for the Welch Regiment, whose 2nd Battalion was in the Far East during the period and who saw action in burma from 44 onwards.
1944 – While the fighting was going on in Europe the 2nd Battalion had been retained in India but in October moved to Burma as part of the 19th Indian Division where it joined the 14th Army. In November the Battalion crossed the Chindwin River at Sittang, captured Pinlebu and saw some very hard fighting on the Swebo Plain.
A fuller account of their service can be found at the link below.
Sellers pics for now until it arrives.