VIII Recce saw heavy action throughout the remainder of the war including the Battle for Caen, the Falaise Pocket, the Battle of the Scheldt, the liberation of the Netherlands and the invasion of Germany.
VIII Recce officer’s beret with bullion badge.
To my knowledge this is the only example in existence.
It would have been worn by a very high ranking officer, most likely the CO.
The WD stamp dates manufacture to 1944.