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Here are some examples of hats worn from WW2 to modern day. The Hat-KFF as it was officially named ( full name = Hat Khaki Fur Felt). It was issued for the Campaigns in Africa, The Anglo Boer War, and later for use in Burma. 4178754F-8B3C-4CB9-9E44-CE411B0F9ABA.png.55cf6f96e293f9038a6bcabb4aeda6b3.png

Anglo-Boer example.

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WW2 example as worn in Burma it has a Major rank badge in the ventilation holes, the liner has been removed for comfort, these hats were sometime camouflage painted with Olive Drab stripes.47B14F77-ABD6-4E24-B3B5-8711BD46A5AE.png.ab701f3a70802c010ab58c87d64356ec.png

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1st Battalion, The Royal Rhodesia Regiment 1952

 

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the triangle with S.R.G. is the Southern Rhodesian Government stamp.

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Gurkha Regiments slouch hats are made from 2 Hats sewn together. A1D12342-172F-4EA1-8BD3-C120E4D7C4D6.png.20f20dd3ca84b2979ca4dd1d4800e593.png

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some of the units have different badges, backings and pugarees.

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some troops of the Chindits with their hats camo painted.

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Now for a couple of NewZealand lids64457940-3B8A-404D-908C-7C0DF0B70E4F.jpeg.dd7df7858d3298ea1e4d6da2345e791b.jpeg

World War Two Felt hat known as a Lemon Squeezer. Originally NZ would wear a slouch hat but in 1917 they changed to the hat peaked for all of 1 NewZealand Expeditionary Force in France, the slouch hat was still worn by Mounted Rifles(Dragoons).

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a modern version worn with Ceremonial Dress.

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the storage box

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The NewZealand Mounted Rifles Hat, always worn with brim down.

this is a modern one 

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unlike the Lemon Squeezer which is worn with the NZ Onwards cap badge, the Mounted Rifles Hat has unit badges and patches.802B420C-AAA4-4E35-9AD8-B019AF9F1D6E.jpeg.5c9c87a64174d1e8a60e537a88f8a597.jpeg

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Rhodesian African Rifles Officers pre1964E530309C-7DC2-4D89-93BE-F0D1DE01D6FA.jpeg.58ae8ab296364837a42ea2f5cb77c561.jpeg

Officers wear a Mule hair hackle over the badge.

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Other ranks post 1964.

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Zimbabwe  worn by 11 Battalion Zimbabwe National Army. Ex Rhodesian African Rifles.

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Rhodesia Greys Scouts, Officers hat

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Rhodesian Woman’s Service.

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