British slouch hat

Discussion in 'WWII' started by Ryker RHKR, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Ryker RHKR

    Ryker RHKR New in Town

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    Hello, I'am looking for a British style slouch hat for my JG. Is it hard to find ?
     
  2. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom One Too Many

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    Got an image to share of what you are looking for?
     
  3. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Staff Member Bartender

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    I believe he is looking for this type of hat. I think of them more as Australian hats, but believe some British units wore them as well.

    Unfortunately your location isn't listed, but if you are in the UK, they are available on UK ebay. Link below:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164303765612

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  4. Ryker RHKR

    Ryker RHKR New in Town

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    Thankyou. I 'll try.
     
  5. ShanghaiJack

    ShanghaiJack One of the Regulars

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  6. Ian

    Ian New in Town

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    Hi Ryker, these types of slouch or bush hats hats were worn in Burma during WW2 and in the South African war by UK forces, the Gurkhas still wear a form of them for ceremonial dress. The difference for the UK version was often a press stud clip to fold them up and a smaller thinner puggaree or felt band. They are everywhere in Oz but where you would get them in the UK I'm not sure
     

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