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Old 13-01-16, 07:40 PM
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Default RAAF slouch hat Badge question.

Recently picked up a 1944 dated slouch hat with the RAAF puggaree with the blue fold. I was thinking of putting a cap badge on the front. The badge I have is on lugs and I don't fancy making holes in the hat or pug.
My question is, does the RAAF badge ever come fitted with a slider ?

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Old 13-01-16, 08:04 PM
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The Slouch hat.
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Old 13-01-16, 09:31 PM
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I have never seen one with a slider.

I suspect the answer will be no.

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Nor me.
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Old 14-01-16, 12:06 AM
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Haven't seen one with a slider before. Personally I'd leave it as is, very nice period slouch hat. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 14-01-16, 06:03 AM
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never made with a slider.
leave it untouched
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Old 14-01-16, 07:18 AM
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Get a pin back one and it through the puggaree, shouldn't do it any harm and you've go your badge on it.
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Leave it as it is, it's fantastic. I've never seen an RAAF badge with a slider, and if I did I'd be quite skeptical of it!
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Old 14-01-16, 09:54 PM
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Thanks for all the replies. Yes think I will leave well alone.

The leather sweat band showing Victoria State mark, size and date.

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Old 16-01-16, 10:19 AM
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G'day Graham

That is one great looking slouch hat.

I have a very small collection of RAAF badges and the 2 blackened brass KC RAAF hat badges that I have both have lugs. As far as I know the only Aussie badges made with a slider are the WW 1 English made Rising Suns because at that time all UK badges had sliders and not lugs. I dont know that Ive ever seen an Aussie badge with a slider other trhan the rising suns of which I have 3.

Id leave the hat as it is, its a great display item.

I hope that this helps.

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