Posted 2 years ago
British and Commonwealth regimental hats are very fun to collect because there are such a variety of units, each with an interesting history. The Grey and Simcoe Foresters are a primary reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian armed forces raised from the counties of Grey and Simcoe and dating back to 1866. Since restructuring of the British army amalgamated the Sherwood Foresters into the Mercian regiment, the Grey and Simcoe Foresters are the only remaining unit in the Commonwealth of Nations known to be distinctly designated as a regiment of Foresters. The badge on the hat has a silver Maltese cross with pomme bearing a stag couchant encircled by a wreath of autumnal maple leaves. The words "Grey" and "Simcoe" are on a ribbon on either side of the stag. There is a gold crown at the top and a gold ribbon at the bottom bearing the word "Foresters." The hat is Lincoln green. This hat is a junior officer hat, made in February, 1983 by William Scully Ltd, size 7 1/4.