Vietnam era Bush Hat

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    Vietnam era Bush Hat

    Post by 1stDivVet on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:39 pm

    Australian bush hat from the vietnam era. Marking on the sweatband are Dunkerley Ltd. "AKUBRA" 1963. I've got a WW2 badge on the side. I have a proper one, but can't find it at the moment. Wish I had a puggaree for it.



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    Re: Vietnam era Bush Hat

    Post by filupe on Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:05 am

    Strictly speaking we don't call this a 'bush hat' - either a 'slouch hat' or 'KFF' (for 'Hat - Khaki Fur Felt' - its Q designation). It is not generally a field hat although in the mid-80's they were authorised for field wear for a number of years due to fears over the 'Ozone Hole'. Previous to that they were worn in action in the Korean conflict. More recently they have been worn in Iraq but only for a one time PR patrol.

    What size is it? Looks like you are also missing the chinstrap as well ....

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    Re: Vietnam era Bush Hat

    Post by 1stDivVet on Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:20 am

    I went off a collector's book/ price guide for the term I used.. Go figure.. one of the great reference gods is wrong yet again.. LOL this is why I stick more to the items themselves and less to the books telling what they are. You are right. I have no chinstrap either. It's a 6 7/8. One of my favorite hats.

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    Re: Vietnam era Bush Hat

    Post by 2ndAIF on Mon May 09, 2011 4:24 am

    Hi Fins, I will see If I have a chinstrap and a pugaree for you mate, I do have a few spare 1965 dated pugs floating around here somewhere just need to check the sizes

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    Re: Vietnam era Bush Hat

    Post by Jerry B on Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:13 pm

    Always good to see a slouchie, I have two Aussie examples -1943 and undated postwar?- and a few British versions as well.

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