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					            The Slouch Hat
   Hat Khaki Fur Felt – Hat KFF
       Rabbit Fur Felt
       Turned up brim - lance, rifle.
       Not Aust innovation.
       First worn OS during Boer War
       Made famous by Diggers over 2 World Wars




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What’s on the Hat ?




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     What’s on the Hat ?

   Hat Badge – 12/16 HRL
   Colour Patch
   Puggaree
   Emu Plumes
   Rising Sun Badge



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                         Rising Sun




   The original concept, a collection of Martini-Henry bayonets and
    sword bayonets of the NSW Alexander Henry sword & socket
    style, radiating from a crown, was designed as a trophy.
   The initial drawing was done by Major J M Gordon, of the South
    Australian Permanent Artillery in 1893.The working drawing for
    the trophy was called 'Australia - Rising Sun'.
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                     1902
1902                                      1904




                     1991




1949                 1956                 1969
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                       Guidons
   Standards originated in Egypt 5000 years ago.
   Roman Eagles – sacred, defend to death, don’t let it be
    captured.
   Formalised in armies of medieval Europe.
   Battle Honours added later.
   Colours – Infantry, Standards – Heavy Cavalry, Guidons –
    Light Cavalry.
   Guidon – from the French for Guide Homme – Guide Man.
   Indicates position of Commander.
   Serves as Rallying Point in Battle.
   Fosters Regimental Pride & Spirit.
   Symbolises Regimental History & represents all those who
    have served.
   Displays Battle Honours.
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Guidon of the 12th Light Horse (New England) - over 70
 men died winning the World War I Battle Honours…..
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  Guidon of the 16th Light Horse (Hunter River Lancers) –
battle honours awarded in recognition of those who served
                             other regiments…..
              overseas inHunter River Lancers
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                     Army Core Values:
                    Courage;
                    Initiative
                    Teamwork
               Army Core Behaviours:
   Every Soldier:
       Is an Expert in Close Combat.
       Is a Leader.
       Is Physically Tough.
       Is Mentally Prepared.
       Is Committed to Continuous Learning & Self Development
       Is Courageous (mentally and physically).
       Takes the Initiative.
       Works for the Team
       Demonstrates Compassion
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                   COURAGE

   Courage is more than facing the physical
    dangers of battle.

   It is doing what is right and fair with a
    sense of duty and compassion.

   It is built on an ethos of serving the nation
    and service before self.

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                  INITIATIVE

   Initiative is the ability to achieve the
    mission by exploiting opportunity.

   Often in the absence of orders

   And improvising to make the most of the
    equipment and resources available.

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                 TEAMWORK

   Teamwork is based on the equality, trust,
    tolerance and friendship which is essential
    to achieving the mission.

   Teamwork is the product of sound
    leadership at ALL levels, individual
    competence, trust and training

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                ARMY ETHOS
   The ethos of the Army is that of the soldier
    serving the nation:
   Mentally and physically tough, and with the
    courage to win.
   We fight as part of a team and are inspired by
    the ANZAC tradition of fairness and loyalty to
    mates.
   We are respected for our professionalism,
    integrity, esprit de corps and initiative.

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       The heart and soul of the Regiment is it’s soldiers…..
MAJ-GEN Warren Glenny (Ret’d) - as 2IC of 1st/15th RNSWL in the
                    1960s - once said….
 "A regiment is not solely the soldiers who presently comprise its
                             strength.
      It is an entity stretching back in time to its beginnings.
   It is ALL the soldiers who have served in its ranks, with their
                    traditions and achievements.
The serving unit, like the tip of an iceberg, may be the only part you
  see, but underneath, supporting it, there is a great deal more.“
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      One Last Thing
     It is the soldier, not the reporter,
 Who has given us the freedom of the press.

       It is the soldier, not the poet,
    Who has given us freedom of speech.

 It is the soldier, not the student organiser,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

              It is the soldier
           Who salutes the flag,
       Who serves beneath the flag,
   And whose coffin is draped by the flag
  Who allows the protester to burn the flag.




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