Beret : Major D A Wilson, Commonwealth Military Training Team - Uganda

Place Africa: Uganda
Accession Number REL23653
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Headdress
Physical description Cotton, Leather, Wool
Maker Webb (Headdress) Limited
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1982
Conflict Period 1980-1989
Description

Dark blue wool beret lined with black cotton. The brim is lined with black leather. Attached to the front of the beret with butterfly clips is a gold anodised aluminium badge for the Royal Australian Regiment. The owner has cut a piece of stiffened leather and placed it inside the beret behind the badge so that the beret beras the weight of the badge without folding over. There are two large black painted metal eyelets on the right side of the beret for ventilation.

History / Summary

This beret was worn by Major David A Wilson while serving with the Commonwealth Military Training Team in Uganda (CMTTU) in 1983. The team operated in Uganda between 1982 and 1984.