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WW2 British Slouch hat?

Article about: 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

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    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.
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    Looks like you got a bargain there mate, it is an Aussie version and going by the brown grommet/vents it is probably a war time issue and if it is that is very cheap. Best wait for the Aussies to offer their opinions, but whatever date it is 15 is a bargain.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi, for that price, i would not worry. It was a great investment.
    I yet to have seen a war department arrow on the felt of a slouch. But for the design of the hat, it may be a private purchase example.
    There were many different models made and i do agree with you, it seems Australian made.
    Can you post couple more photos? One from the front and another from the top?

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    Nice slouchy mate!! It is what is what is known as a transitional slouch hat and would date from early 1942

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    You've done very well indeed for that price, well done mate, it's a beauty!

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    Thank you gentlmen,thats great news to hear!! When i get back from work tonight i will take a couple more pictures and one of the war dept stamp. Leon.

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    Considering a Aussie slouchie with pug are, chin strap and colour patch can reach 600 bucks! Nice pick up

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    Nice pickup Leon! ...... next we're gonna have to teach you to say 'struth, cobba, maaaaaaaate & train you to lower the temperature of your beer!

    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Here are a few extra pictures(as requested),one of the war dept stamp on the felt and one of the chinstrap that came with it. I think that I will now go off down the end of the garden now wearing the slouchie,with a nice cool lager in hand and fish for some yabbies'!!!! Thanks chaps for all your help. Leon.
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    Assuming it was British used, the flash is for the REME.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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