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
9 July

1940 — HMA Ships SYDNEY, STUART, VOYAGER, and VAMPIRE, together with ships of the Royal Navy, engaged the Italian Navy in the Battle of CALABRIA

1942 — 2/24th Battalion captured a German radio interception and intelligence unit, effectively blinding Rommel in North Africa

1943 — 3 and 450 Squadron, RAAF, and eight Australian warships, were part of a force of some 180,000 troops and 2,590 ships involved in the invasion of SICILY