British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Recent Books by Forum Members

   

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > Australian Military Insignia > Infantry and Special Forces

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 17-04-21, 03:28 PM
sailorbear sailorbear is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Littlehampton West Sussex
Posts: 745
Default Slouch Hat Badge Question?

I have an Australian Army felt slouch hat, which I have had since around 1988. I would like to put the correct insignia on it for an Infantryman in the Royal Australian Regiment. It did originally have the rising sun badge on the rim (which somebody persuaded me to part with long ago), but can anyone tell me what type for the time period, would it be The Australian Army or Australian Military Forces? additionally, would the RAR badge be worn on the front on the puggeree band? Lastly, whatever insignia is correct, where can I get them from without paying the 20+ for the badge and 19+ postage as with Ebay?

Tony
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 17-04-21, 05:16 PM
Loski's Avatar
Loski Loski is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 244
Default

0B9D79CF-5F64-49CE-8CF6-542B78D51C08.jpg

14C590F1-4948-4F1A-AC86-D9D0E6F6E7E1.jpg

FD6B7EDE-630C-4E7E-838C-9CC09F257809.jpg

Hi Tony
This is my Aussie slouch hat badged to the 5th battalion RAR of the currant time period, photos for your reference.
The RAR skippy badges are hard to find but you can try these sellers

https://www.tels-insignia.com/

https://www.kellybadges.co.uk/

I will look into what version of the rising sun is correct for your time period

Regards
Graham
__________________
Penguins dont get cold feet

Last edited by Loski; 17-04-21 at 05:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 17-04-21, 08:22 PM
slick_mick's Avatar
slick_mick slick_mick is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 3,988
Default

I might have the insignia you are chasing.

Will check when I get home later today.

Mick
__________________
Looking for Australian military books?

Regimental Books - Australian Unit History specialists

Chasing militaria? I recommend:

Militaria Online - Australian Militaria Sales
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 18-04-21, 03:26 PM
sailorbear sailorbear is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Littlehampton West Sussex
Posts: 745
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slick_mick View Post
I might have the insignia you are chasing.

Will check when I get home later today.

Mick
Graham/Mick, Cheers very much appreciated!

Tony
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:13 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.