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Old 24-10-15, 08:55 AM
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A fairly modern example of the Felt hat worn by Gurkha troops. They have not changed much since their inception, though I recently saw a Boer War picture that showed them wearing an example with a press stud to hold up the brim on one side which must pre date the inception of the more typical type which does not have a popper as the brim is not usually worn folded up. Another feature that differentiates them from the more commonly seen type of slouch hat is the use of a double thickness of material material which can be seen on the edge of the brim, which is done by sewing two hats together.
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The final sentence above is confirmed by John Masters (4 GR) in his book "Bugles and a Tiger". Mike
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