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1954 Australian Slouch Hat?

Article about: Picked this up a few days ago...so far no luck trying to pin down the style of hat, or what the badge represents. I can't even find a reference to the manufacturer. It doesn't look like a du

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    Default 1954 Australian Slouch Hat?

    Picked this up a few days ago...so far no luck trying to pin down the style of hat, or what the badge represents. I can't even find a reference to the manufacturer. It doesn't look like a dud...plenty of age to it. I'm lost when it comes to Aussie/Anzac stuff. Any push in the right direction would be appreciated.
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    Just found out it is a Gurkha hat.

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    Mystery solved. Patch is for the 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles.

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    I believe Gurkha slouch hats had/have a double thickness brim as per your slouch/bush hat.The pentagram profiled vents are interesting.
    Very nice example of what I would think a hard to find slouch/bush hat.
    Well done mate.
    Cheers
    Dvae

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    Not bad for a blind purchase. I had no idea what it was, but I bought it based on the date and broad arrow. Price was dirt cheap too.

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    A good win mate.

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