Anyone know what these old school boonie hat badges, also known as field cap or Quarpel hat.
I think the top is for General officers, but the bottom Canadian coat of arms is unknown to me.
It is very simple Ed. We as Canadians, cannot call the hats "Combat Hats" because 'combat' is a nasty, evil sounding word. We as Canadians do not use such terms. I would have thought a member of the Canadian Forces would understand that. We as Canadians dropped the word "Armed" in describing the Military, as in "Canadian Armed Forces", because it sounds to violent, provocative or aggressive if you will.edstorey wrote:Ian, thanks.... But since when have the Combat Cap badges been called 'Boonie' badges. Sounds like some silly collector name being used instead of what they really are. Why certain collectors have to resort to fanciful names is beyond me.