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A salty WW2 slouch hat along with Somerset Light Infantry badge. WW2?

Article about: Hello, Slouch hat from my humble collection. I believe this is Somerset Light Infantry badge. No makers code, no date. Only 59 number, size? Hole inside. Please, what are your thoughts on th

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    Default A salty WW2 slouch hat along with Somerset Light Infantry badge. WW2?

    Hello,
    Slouch hat from my humble collection. I believe this is Somerset Light Infantry badge. No makers code, no date. Only 59 number, size? Hole inside.
    Please, what are your thoughts on this salty hat? I would really appreciate any comments.

    Kind Regards
    Alex
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    A nice hat Alex!

    The badge appears to be SLI however, I haven't a clue whether it would be original or not but what I can say is the I wouldn't have thought the number 59 is the size as measurements would have been imperial back then e.g. 6 7/8", 7 1/4" etc.

    Tony

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    What is the writing on the reverse of the popper for the brim turnup?

    Badge is Prince Albert's Own SLI, looks OK from the pics.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hello,
    Tony, Jerry, thank you kindly for your comments.
    Jerry, looks like Newey Brothers Ltd, B HAM? Please, find the photo below. Thank you

    Regards
    Alex
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    Quote by AlexKG200 View Post
    Hello,
    Tony, Jerry, thank you kindly for your comments.
    Jerry, looks like Newey Brothers Ltd, B HAM? Please, find the photo below. Thank you

    Regards
    Alex
    Looks the same as two WWII dated British made Slouchies I own.

    Nice to see it.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi, looks like it is probably a WW2 period slouchie to me as it does not have "brim" running around the edge. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    I would like to thank you for your opinion.

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    Quote by FALLSCHIRMJAGER View Post
    Hi, looks like it is probably a WW2 period slouchie to me as it does not have "brim" running around the edge. Leon.
    Leon,

    I am fairly certain that only the Aussie made slouch hats had the brim trim, before and after WWII, the British ones never had them. I have never seen a British slouchie dating from after the early 1950's, they are phased out by then in favor of the floppy bush hats in british service.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    Leon,

    I am fairly certain that only the Aussie made slouch hats had the brim trim, before and after WWII, the British ones never had them. I have never seen a British slouchie dating from after the early 1950's, they are phased out by then in favor of the floppy bush hats in british service.
    Thanks for that clarification Jerry, I have obviously got the "wrong end of the stick", my excuse is that I was talking about the brim trim with an Aussie, so he must have assumed that we were talking solely about Australian made pieces and not British ones as well. Cheers! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    Leon,

    I am fairly certain that only the Aussie made slouch hats had the brim trim, before and after WWII, the British ones never had them. I have never seen a British slouchie dating from after the early 1950's, they are phased out by then in favor of the floppy bush hats in british service.
    WW2 Australian slouch hats had a brim trim from 1939-41 ,then no trim was adopted for the rest of WW2 .

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