Description: 59th Battalion (The Hume Regiment) – Brass Hat Badge.

Maker’s Name: Unknown

Condition: Very Good Plus

Comments: 59th Battalion (The Hume Regiment) – Brass Hat Badge. Complete with two lugs. 

In 1948, the battalion was raised again as the 59th Battalion (Hume Regiment) and assigned to the 6th Brigade. On 23 March 1958 the battalion became the first infantry battalion in Australia to be granted the Freedom of Entry to a city when it was granted the honour by the city of Shepparton, Victoria.

After the Pentropic re-organisation of the Australian Army in 1960, the battalion was absorbed into the 2nd Battalion, Royal Victoria Regiment, forming a company-sized element of that unit. The 59th Battalion colours, today are in the Shepparton Council Offices.