Australian Women's Army Service Hat

Historical note: 

This khaki fur felt hat was worn as part of the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) winter uniform. The hat is decorated with brown silk grosgrain ribbon and a Rising Sun badge.

Materials: 
Fur felt, silk grosgrain, oxidised brass, elastic
Category: 
Uniforms
Conflict: 
Second World War
Story: 
Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS)

On this day

On this day
11 December

1899— 29 NSW LANCERS were part of a British force which suffered a heavy defeat at the hand of the BOERS at MAGERSFONTEIN, South Africa

1918—  HMAS BRISBANE arrived in Sevastopol, Russia, in support of White Russian forces fighting against revolutionary Bolshevik forces

1952— Operation FAUNA began in Korea. This action was planned to take prisoners to find out more about recently arrived Chinese troops and to destroy enemy trenches. It was 1RAR’s last action of the Korean War

1969— HMAS JEPARIT was commissioned into the RAN to transport stores and equipment to Vietnam. The bulk carrier had been the subject of ongoing union action since August 1966.