**SOLD** AUSTRALIAN 2nd CAVALRY PARADE SLOUCH HAT WITH EMU PLUME
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Australian 2nd Cavalry parade slouch hat with emu plume in stunning condition. Rabbit fur felt construction with all correct accessory fitted and presents as brand new, manufactured by Mountcastle Pty Ltd of Queensland in September 2007 and is a size 55.
The light khaki coloured cotton puggaree is in perfect condition and has the correct seven pleats (one for each state and one for the Australian Territories) and has the unit colour patch on the right side and unit badge on the front all are in perfect unmarked condition. Emu plume is securely fitted and is in perfect condition. Correct Rising Sun badge is fitted with both clutches in place and is unmarked.
This is a grade 1 near perfect parade slouch hat and would be only bettered by buying a brand new one.
Slouch hats worn by members of the Armoured Corps are adorned with Emu plumes, a tradition that originated with the Queensland Mounted Infantry during the great shearers’ strike in Queensland in 1891. During this time, the Queensland Mounted Infantry were called out, as soldiers to aid the Civil Power.
As time permitted, the soldiers would participate in a sporting activity where they would ride their horses alongside the emus, pluck the breast feathers, and placed the feathers on their hat. The Gympie Squadron was the first to wear the feathers, a fashion soon followed by the regiment.
||40 x 40 x 20 cm