Blue military officer's hat with oak leaves in gold on peak. Red band around crown; badge at front. Part of General Sir Edmund Herring collection.

According to the Australian War Memorial, Herring was one of the most renowned Australian senior officers in World War II. In September 1942 he became commander of New Guinea Force. He also served in World War I, earning the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross. Herring later served for 20 years as Victoria's Chief Justice, and was Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria for a record 27 years, retiring at the age of 80 in 1972. He was also Chancellor of the Diocese of Melbourne, was President of the Boy Scouts' Association of Victoria for 23 years, and became President of the Australian Boy Scouts' Association.

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Blue hat with embroidered oak leaves in gold on peak. Red band around crown. Gold embroidered badge at centre, consisting of wreath with crossed swords in centre, crown above and lion at top.

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