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
23 September

1942 — GEN T. Blamey is appointed Commander in Chief Allied land forces in the Pacific

1942 — HMAS VOYAGER ran aground in BETANO BAY, Timor while landing 2/4 Independent Company. The ship was subsequently scuttled to prevent it falling into enemy hands

1943 — HMAS AUSTRALIA is involved in the Battle of DAKAR, West Africa. This battle was against Vichy French forces

1969 — Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Team 3 is awarded USN Meritorious Unit Commendation for conspicuous service in Vietnam