Fusilier Officer Headgear?

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Cpl_Clot, Jan 24, 2009.

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  1. 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)?