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British Bush Hat (Slouch)

Article about: The British introduced a tinfoil liner inside the sun helmet in c1942-43, which fits with the date of your slouch -here's one from my collection-. A mate has one of these slouch hats, Britis

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    Great Slouch Rene,
    You know i didnt know other countries had slouch hats ,till i watched episodes of "It Aint Half Hot Mum" on telly years ago
    Mick

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    Who doesnt like a slouch hat!
    Nice one too.
    But whats with the 'tinfoil' - is it Aussie paranoia!?

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    Quote by Scout View Post
    Who doesnt like a slouch hat!
    Nice one too.
    But whats with the 'tinfoil' - is it Aussie paranoia!?
    I was hoping to get an answer on that too, but my guess is for heat prevention as these where used in the CBI theater of WW2
    Regards
    René

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    LOL.

    Yes, it is to prevent heat transfer.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Temp regulation would be my bet too, but just wondering why they bothered; had the hat been part mesh, it would have done the job of regulating the temperature, but of course wouldnt have looked 'the'part.'

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    Would not the tin foil hold in the heat,as the head is a major conduit for body heat release

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    Extra shots,
    I think the band may help in the venting, but that is a guess from me and may help for water proofing + remember this is technology in it's infancy
    Last edited by reneblacky; 03-21-2012 at 10:02 AM. Reason: added text
    Regards
    René

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    Quote by aussie mick View Post
    Great Slouch Rene,
    You know i didnt know other countries had slouch hats ,till i watched episodes of "It Aint Half Hot Mum" on telly years ago
    Mick
    I have got a French one!
    Belgian's also had them, they are very hard to find and fetch like 200 to 250€.
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Also worn by the Rhodesian's during the 50's-60's I believe.

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    Cool Banana's again Rene. Another interesting item mate.
    The foil would have to be thermal insulation and as you say may offer some water repelancy as a bonus.
    The extra vents may bleed off heat from the head itself whilst the insulation stops direct heat from the sun.
    A bit extreme to an Australian but,I had a little giggle when I saw inside it.
    Cheers all.

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