WW2 period Brigadier's slouch hat. The applied insignia comprising a Brigadier's bullion badge to front, a Royal Artillery flash to the left side and a 4th Indian Division formation sign to the right is all original to the hat and not re-applied. The interior retains it's sweat band and chin strap. No maker or size is visible although there exists on the sweat band the remains of a paper size label.
Very good, service worn condition - some very minor moth tracing which doesn't detract in any way from the overall appearance.
Other information: Reading the Wikia service details of the 4th Indian Division, from January 1944 it played a significant part in the Italian campaign including a major role in the 2nd battle of Monte Cassino. Importantly, it states that due to illness, the commanding officer, Francis Tuker, was replaced by Brigadier Harry Dimoline, the Divisional Commander of Royal Artillery. With the combination of insignia to the featured item, this hat could feasibly be Brigadier Dimoline's although without a name, this unfortunately cannot be fully attributed.
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