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Offline Jerry BB

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Australian SD cap, post WWII
« on: January 20, 2018, 07:55:35 AM »
Picked up a while back in a general antiques center in Cardigan in Wales for the princely sum of 22, I think it was, it came with a SAS badge on it but is otherwise a fine untouched 1950's/60's Australian Army Officers Service Dress cap with Australian buttons and was manufactured by the Commonwealth Government Clothing Factory, Melbourne.

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Re: Australian SD cap, post WWII
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 07:40:09 AM »
Jerry,

This is quite interesting. I have a question for you.. Would there be a standard hat insignia to wear like the US Army enlisted or Officer cap eagles? Or would each unit such as the SAS wear their beret badges?

Never knew the answer to this, since I don't normally collect this area..

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Re: Australian SD cap, post WWII
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 08:02:54 AM »
Jerry,

This is quite interesting. I have a question for you.. Would there be a standard hat insignia to wear like the US Army enlisted or Officer cap eagles? Or would each unit such as the SAS wear their beret badges?

Never knew the answer to this, since I don't normally collect this area..

Thanks

Smitty

Smitty,

I think most Aussie units either have regimental/corps badges or use the generic Australian badge.  The Aussie SAS do use a version of the badge it came with, but I am not sure they used this particular version of the SAS badge.
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Re: Australian SD cap, post WWII
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 06:38:57 PM »
Jerry,

Not in my area of collecting (as I'm mainly US) but I do have a strong affinity for visor caps.  With that said.....nice cap!

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Re: Australian SD cap, post WWII
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 06:36:51 AM »
Jerry,

Not in my area of collecting (as I'm mainly US) but I do have a strong affinity for visor caps.  With that said.....nice cap!

Paul


I also have a lot of visor caps and for me this was a most unexpected find in West Wales, though I also have a WWII Aussie side cap and a few Aussie slouch hats.
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