Hello all you British experts! I am making a rare excursion over to the side of the forum to ask the question,"is this slouch hat WW2 period and is it a REME flash to the side of it?The hat itself has had the leather band removed,so I cannot determine a date or manufacturer. That said there is a war department arrow printed into the felt but again the date underneath that is completely gone!!I think this may be an Austrailian made hat as the stud/popper is marked CARR,AUST.I have noticed that most British made wartime slouch hats do not have a "band/edgeing" around the brim,but if it's Aussie that may explain that? P.S, I only paid £15.00. Any opinions would be greatly apprieciated,thanks in advance, Leon.