Description: Battledress Flash – HUME REGIMENT

Condition: Very Good

Comments: Worn by the 59th Infantry Battalion (The Hume Regiment) up to 1960 on battledress uniform.

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.