Description: 8th/7th Battalion (The Northern Victorian Regiment) – Brass Hat Badge 1953 – 60.
Maker’s Name: N/A
Condition: Very Good
Comments: 8th/7th Battalion (The Northern Victorian Regiment) – Brass Hat Badge 1953 – 60. Complete with a both lugs.
Guaranteed to be 100% genuine.
Following World War II, the 8th and 7th Battalions were amalgamated to form the 8th/7th Battalion, the North Western Victorian Regiment. The battalion retained its name until 1960, when Pentropic Divisions were formed and the battalion became 2RVR, absorbing the 8th/7th, 38th and 59th Battalions.
On 14 November 1987, the battalion was officially retitled the 8th/7th Battalion, The Royal Victoria Regiment. It has adopted the white (8th Battalion) and brown (7th Battalion) lanyard and wears the 8th Battalion colour patch (rectangle white over red). The Battalion Flag consists of the regimental badge on a diagonally split background of brown above white.