Fusilier Officer Headgear?

When I joined-up (shortly after amalgamation - RRF), officers didn't wear the Hackle.

In working-dress, when wearing a beret, they had a small badge (a bit like RE officers wear in size) and in other cases either a khaki cap or a posh cap in Blues/Mess Dress.

This photo is the Northumberlands. The officer in the Ferret isn't wearing a Hackle.

I seem to recall the adoption of the full-size badge and Hackle being around 1971 and the alternate headgear disappearing altogether.


Does anyone know the provenance of this change?

Did RWF have a similar change (I can't remember ever seeing an RWF officer)?

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